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240065 SE VM1 / VM2 - International Environment and Economic Development (2020S)

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

Continuous assessment of course work
SGU

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 16.03. 09:00 - 12:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Monday 30.03. 09:00 - 12:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Monday 27.04. 09:00 - 12:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Monday 11.05. 09:00 - 12:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Monday 25.05. 09:00 - 12:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Monday 15.06. 09:00 - 12:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Monday 29.06. 09:00 - 12:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

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.

Due to the current corona crisis, as of the Easter break we will replace physical-presence meetings with webinars where we will discuss the course's materials uploaded in moodle.

Assessment and permitted materials

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.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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

Examination topics

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

Reading list

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

Association in the course directory

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

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