The course will cover the following topics:
Geography of the population;
Geography of productive sectors (agriculture, industry, services);
Environment and development;
Regional imbalances in the world;
Territory and technological dynamics;
entrepreneurial choices and geography.
The aim of this course is to provide the bases for analyzing economic phenomena in different territorial contexts. Starting from basic notions and modeling, the economic and political contexts underlying the concept of development and its different variations in the various world regions will be highlighted. In particular, the systemic correlations of environmental, economic, political, cultural and social factors will be highlighted. The connections between them produce peculiar local and global scenarios, creating systems and networks of interrelations, on which the course will reflect on the different scales of analysis.In the last part, the course will focus on the geography of the entrepreunership and the correlations between territory and technological dynamics.At the end of the course the student will be able to have a basic knowledge of the territorial contexts of reference of the economic activity and will be able to understand the interactions between global phenomena and geography, being able to evaluate territorial context analysis related to economic activities.
CONTI S., I territori dell’economia. Fondamenti di geografia economica, Torino, UTET, 2012.
Additional course material will be provided via slides on the Department of Economic Studies website