Global Global Economy and Development
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Teacher in charge
Álvaro Ferreira da Silva (FE/UNL), Jorge Miguel Pedreira
a)The historical and multivariate character of the different experiences of integrating markets for factors and products.
b)The relation between economic growth, globalization and inequality.
c)The agents contributing to the formation of the global economy.
d)The recurrent character of financial crises.
e)The institutions and mechanisms of the global economy legitimization.
f)The relations between globalization and public policies.
g)The political and economic challenges faced by the global economy.
a)To use the knowledge on the challenges created by the global economy as a strategic and prospective resource for understanding contemporary problems.
b)A systematic understanding of this field of study and the mastery of specific methods of research.
c)Research capabilities, namely in the definition of research problems and the appropriate methods
d)To contribute to students’ critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas
1. Globalization in a long-term perspective: markets, migration and capitalism
2. Globalization and de-globalization: the different waves in the global economy
3. The genesis and development of the global economy
4. Technology, information and knowledge
5. Globalization, growth and risk
6. Capital movements, currency and financial crises
7. Firms in the making of the global economy
8. States, international organizations and global economy: public policies in the long-term
9. The future of globalization: political and economic challenges.
Bordo, Michael D. (eds.) (2003). Globalization in Historical Perspective. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Brakman, Steven et al. (2006). Nations and Firms in the Global Economy. An Introduction to International Economics and Business. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Jones, Geoffrey (2005), Multinationals and global capitalism from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press.
Levy-Livermore, Amnon (1998). Handbook on the globalization of the world economy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Pomeranz, Kemmeth (2000)., The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy, Princeton University Press
Reinhart, Carmen M. and Rogoff, Kenneth S. (2009). This time is different: eight centuries of financial folly. Princeton (NJ): Princeton University Press.
Teaching hours are organised into two components:
a) Sessions based on lectures by members of the teaching staff on different topics of the syllabus
b) Workshop-format sessions involving presentations by students focused on the discussion of readings or case studies, where students can develop the skills mentioned above.
The assessment system is designed so that students can show that they have acquired either the learning outcomes of the course, or the skills involved in oral and written communication, critical thinking, and the analytical ability to deal with the complex ideas and arguments contained in the literature of this area. In addition, the assessment framework aims to promote the familiarity of the students with this course´s specific research methods