ECN480.1 Economics of Innovation (at the U. of Florence) (Fall)

Open only to students accepted to the special program Florence Center & University of Florence (courses taught in English)

Taught in English by the University of Florence and open to Syracuse University students. Economic systems all over the world are involved in a global dynamics, which has been triggered by what has been called permanent innovation on a global scale. Innovation dynamics is particularly relevant in studying and understanding economics processes so that evolutionary trajectories at national and regional levels can be focused on and analysed. The course aims at looking into the analysis of decision processes of economic units by introducing information and knowledge processes within the economic evaluation. At the same time it is directed at reinforcing the analytical and theoretical framework by developing the awareness of importance of concepts relating to system thinking. Number of credits earned is determined by whether course is taken for one or two modules.

The University of Florence calendar may require students taking this course to stay beyond the regular SU Florence program end-date.

Prereq: Introductory economics course and introductory statistics course

Department: Economics

Locations: Florence, University of Florence

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3, 4