HISTORY OF LEGAL AND ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS
The aim of this course is to underline all the factors – cultural, economic and social- that historically influenced the performance of the Italian economic institutions, fostering the structural deficiency that contributed to undermine the state machine.
1. Where is the Wealth of Nations? Measuring Capital for the 21st Century, The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, Washington, DC 2006.
2. Rafael La Porta & Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes & Andrei Shleifer, The Economic Consequences of Legal Origins, in «Journal of Economic Literature», 2008, vol. 46(2), pp. 285-332.
3. Sonia Scognamiglio, La statualità nella fiducia, la fiducia nella statualità. Valori politici e coesione sociale nel processo di civilizzazione statuale: esperienze storiche e teoria istituzionale, in Costituzione, Economia e Globalizzazione, Liber Amicorum in onore di Carlo Amirante, a cura di Silvio Gambino, Aracne, Roma 2012 pp. 1-35.
4. Raffaele Ajello, Eredità medievali. Paralisi Giudiziaria. Profilo storico di una patologia italiana Arte Tipografica, Napoli 2009, pp. 1-68.
Specific papers related to the topics developed will be provided during the course.
It is possible to arrange a personalized program with the professor.
This course wants to examine the essential profiles of a jurisdiction that considers the interdependency between the economic reality and the cultural background of the country, to understand which are the factors that influence the productive deficiency of the Italian economic system.
- Level of knowledge and understanding: the
course analyzes the factors that influence the general operation of economic institutions, considering mainly the effects produced by the cultural context where institutions operate.
- Capacity to apply knowledge and understanding: the course offers an interdisciplinary methodological approach that analyze in depth the interdependency between economic and political institutions.
- Autonomy of judgment: the described method, combined with a continue debate in class, allows to develop the autonomy of judgment and the student’s critical capacity,
- Communicational skills: the confrontation and the analysis of practical cases encourages communicational and declarative skills.
- Learning ability: the learning ability is stimulated thanks to class debates, confrontations and a continue link to Nowadays examples.