Universität Wien FIND

240102 SE VM1 / VM2 - International Environment and Economic Development (2020W)

Globalization and its implications, financial crises, trade liberalization, migration, foreign aid

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Update: Following the government's announcement of 31.10.2020, this course's meetings will be online only until further notice. The course's evaluation criteria remain unaffected.

Montag 12.10. 09:00 - 12:30 Digital
Montag 09.11. 09:00 - 12:30 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum, UZA Augasse 2-6, 5.Stock Kern C SR5.47
Montag 23.11. 09:00 - 12:30 Digital
Montag 07.12. 09:00 - 12:30 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum, UZA Augasse 2-6, 5.Stock Kern C SR5.47
Montag 18.01. 09:00 - 12:30 Digital
Seminarraum, UZA Augasse 2-6, 5.Stock Kern C SR5.47


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course studies how the international economic environment affects the development of countries, and discusses the policies that can be adopted in the face of these forces as well as their effects. The course will be taught at an introductory level. Theory, history, empirical evidence, and policy implications will be discussed. Students will develop skills to analyse and think independently about factual information regarding the economic effects of the international environment as well as about the design of policies.

In view of the uncertainty surrounding the evolution of covid-19, at the moment (late August) I can only describe a contingent plan for the course’s format. The plan maximizes the amount of physical presence subject to two principles: i. Defense of the interests of students who, in the context of covid-19, might be high-risk patients or might not be allowed in Austria. ii. Respect of the University’s regulations.

1. If all students can attend and the class-room can accommodate all students with the required social distance, the course will be taught with physical presence.

2. If not all students can attend, the class-room can accommodate the rest of them and has the required equipment, the format will be hybrid: I will teach both for students in the class-room and online (synchronously) via Collaborate or equivalent.

3. If the class-room cannot accommodate all students but has the required equipment, I will divide the students than can attend in groups and do as in 2, with one group in the class-room and the rest online (synchr.). Groups will take turns in the class-room.

4. If the class-room does not have the required equipment and the circumstances in 1 do not hold (or should we all be sent home as in the 2020S) I will teach online (synchr.).

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Students will be evaluated on the basis of two homeworks (33% each) and an essay (33%). Failure to hand in any of these (by the corresponding deadlines) will result in a negative evaluation of the course.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Students should prove a good command (at least 50%) of each topic of the course.


There are no exams in this course. The topics treated are international trade, foreign direct investment and multinationals, capital flows, foreign aid and migration.


The course's material will be strongly (but not exclusively based) on Krugman and Obstfeld (2008): International Economics, 8th Edition, Pearson-Addison-Wesley.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

VM1 / VM2; MA Globalgeschichte und Global Studies, Modul Vertiefung 2

Letzte Änderung: Mi 21.04.2021 11:26