Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2021/2022
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES
Disciplinary sector: 
ECONOMIC HISTORY (SECS-P/12)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
2
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
72

Language

Lectures: Italian
Readings: English

Course description

The course analyzes the evolution of financial markets in a long-term perspective, focusing on the financial crises and the evolution of monetary and credit systems, with the aim of providing students with the theoretical tools for understanding current issues and identify future scenarios. During the course will also be analyzed the relationship between geopolitical shocks, energy transitions, energy prices and financial crises.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of Macroeconomics

Syllabus

Teaching program
The main topics include:
1) Financial crises: debt crises (external and domestic default), banking crises, inflation crises, currency crashes (3 ECTS-24 hours lectures)
2) The evolution of monetary systems (1 ECTS-8 hours lectures):
3) Energy prices, geopolitical shocks and financial crises (3 ECTS-24 hours lectures)
4) Analysis of articles on financial crises (2 ECTS-16 hours lectures)

Teaching program
The main topics include:
1) Financial crises: debt crises (external and domestic default), banking crises, inflation crises, currency crashes (3 ECTS-24 hours lectures)
2) The evolution of monetary systems (1 ECTS-8 hours lectures):
3) Energy prices, geopolitical shocks and financial crises (3 ECTS-24 hours lectures)
4) Analysis of articles on financial crises (2 ECTS-16 hours lectures)

Teaching Methods

The course structure features in-person lectures and teaching support for case studies. Lecture slides and extra course material will be made available on Moodle.

Textbooks

-Reinhart C., Rogoff K., This time is different. Eight centuries of financial folly, Princeton.
-Selected papers in English

Learning assessment

Final grade will be awarded by taking into account:
-attendance, class participation;
- case studies: papers, articles or books will be presented and discussed by students, individually or in groups;
-final examination (oral).

More information

Students have to understand the mechanisms that have determined the evolution of financial markets in a long-term perspective, and the relationship between energy prices, energy transitions and financial crises.