International economics and development
This line of research focuses on analysing the effects of economic integration processes. To that end and with a focus on Europe, the main objective is to analyse the impact of integration processes on territorial cohesion and to consider how such processes lead to industrial relocation and concentration in specific areas, and the accentuation of regional disparities.
The line deals specifically with the problems typically encountered in “developing”, “retarded” and “underdeveloped” economies, focusing on two particular aspects: (i) the specific economic and cultural features of these societies, and (ii) their relationships with rich and advanced economies, determined by their status in the world economy. Students will analyse the endogenous and exogenous aspects of the development process, focusing particularly on the current reality of globalization.