Universität Wien FIND

140332 SE VM1 / VM2 - International Environment and Economic Development (2017W)

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

Continuous assessment of course work
SGU

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max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 16.10. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Monday 30.10. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Monday 13.11. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Monday 27.11. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Monday 11.12. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Monday 15.01. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Monday 29.01. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This course studies how the international environment (goods trade, capital flows, foreign aid, migration, etc.) affects the economic performance of developing countries, and discusses the policies these countries adopt 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.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be evaluated on the basis of a take-home exam (33%), two homeworks (33%) and an essay (33%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students will develop analytical skills to think independently about the economic effects of trade, capital flows, etc. as well as about the design of policies.

Examination topics

Different theories will be discussed, as well as the related empirical evidence and policy debates.

Reading list

The course will be based on a number of sources. The main (but by all means not only) reading will be Krugman, Obstfeld & Melitz: International Economics, 9th Edition, Pearson.

Association in the course directory

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

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