EC/PO 322 - Economic Policy in the EU and its impact on Global Food Markets
This course focuses on agricultural and environmental policies implemented by the EU and the effects of these policies on the economies of some European countries where agriculture is a dominant industry, especially the Mediterranean countries. In particular, the course examines the food market, comparing the global and European ones. A special focus will be given to the impact that the globalization process has had on European Agricultural Policy and on European Environmental Policy in relation to the food market. The impact of European agricultural and environmental policies on global market regulation and on relations with developing and undeveloped countries will also be analyzed in depth. The course also examines the role of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the management of the global food market; how this management influences the EU; and the characteristics of the relationship and the conflicts between the WTO and the European Union.
For each topic, the instructor will provide theoretical and empirical examples related to the Italian reality.
The goal of the course is to enable students to analyze the role of the European Union and WTO in the development of the Global Food Market.