Prof. Beretta holds a Degree in Economics at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and a Master of Science in Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is Full Professor of International Economics at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.
Her research interests cover institutions and development; integration structures, rules and institutions; regional integration; international monetary and financial systems, finance for development; the ethical dimension of economic actions and policy decisions.
Prof. Beretta is also Visiting Professor at Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung (ZEI), University of Bonn, and at Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem, Budapest and convener for the Social Sciences Advisory Board of the Fetzer Institute, Kalamazoo. She held seminars in various Universities, including University of Cambridge; Notre Dame, Indiana; Leuven; Southern California; De Paul, Chicago; Eichstaett-Ingolstadt.
She is member of the Executive Board of the Centro di Ateneo per la Dottrina Sociale della Chiesa; consultant of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace; member of the Scientific Committee of the Settimane Sociali dei Cattolici Italiani.
personal page: http://docenti.unicatt.it/ita/simona_beretta/
Global Integration, Trade and Development
The course addresses the development challenges of “real” dimensions of international integration: trade in goods and services, international supply chains and foreign direct investments, labour migrations. Among the challenges discussed: efficiency gains from specialization and trade, and their sustainability over time; winners and losers of globalization, within countries and among countries; the economics and politics of international factor movements, including migrations and productive investment; offshoring and development.