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040651 UK International Macroeconomics (BA) (2016W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

This is a course for advanced bachelor students in economics. Knowledge of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics at the level taught in the economics bachelor is required.
The material covered is not mathematically complex, but it is taught in a formal and rigorous manner, which assumes a good familiarity with basic economic concepts.

Details

max. 60 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 03.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 10.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 17.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 24.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 31.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 07.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 14.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 21.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 28.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 05.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 12.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 09.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 16.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 23.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 30.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course provides an analysis of the macroeconomic relationships between countries.
Topics covered include: international financial markets and the gains from international financial integration, the foreign exchange market and the determination of exchange rates; monetary and fiscal policy in open economies; the different approaches to the balance of payments. The second part of the course will focus on financial crises in general: sovereign debt crises, balance of payments crises, speculative attacks, the US sub-prime crisis, and the current Euro crisis.

Assessment and permitted materials

Grades will be based on a midterm (40 %) and a final exam (40 %), and on an essay (20%). Students can deregister from the course until the end of November.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The objective of the course is for the students (1) to acquire the analytical skills necessary to understand how international economic relations affect the economic performance of countries; (2) to apply their knowledge to particular phenomena and policy-relavant situations.

Examination topics

The course will have a lecture structure.

Reading list

The first part of the course will be based on P. Krugman, M. Obstfeld, M. Melitz: International Economics: Theory and Policy, Ninth edition, Pearson Addison Wesley (K&O),
The second part of the course will be based on academic (both theoretical and empirical) and policy papers.

Association in the course directory

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