The course covers essential relations among the process of economic development (in low-income countries), globalization and migration flows, taking both a theoretical and empirical approach. The course is divided in three units. In the first unit, drivers and consequences of the globalization (real and financial) process are analysed. The second unit is focussed on the analysis of the interactions among capital (physical and human) accumulation, demographic factors and technology, and (economic and political) institutions in the determination of development. The third and final unit is dedicated to the study of migration flows, analysing their determinants and implications both for origination and destination countries.
Class participation is not graded, but is actively encouraged. There is not a class textbook. However, students will be heavily supplied with articles made available on the website for the course. It is most important that students keep up to date with the readings for the course.