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240102 SE VM1 / VM2 - International Environment and Economic Development (2021S)

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

Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Die LV startet digital und wird, wenn es die Covid-Bestimmungen wieder zulassen, auf Vor-Ort umgestellt.

Monday 08.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Monday 15.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Monday 22.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Monday 12.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Monday 19.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Monday 26.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Monday 03.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Monday 10.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Monday 17.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Monday 31.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Monday 07.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Monday 14.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Monday 21.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Monday 28.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Seminarraum 6, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00


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.

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, Obstfeld & Melitz: International Economics.

Association in the course directory

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

Last modified: We 21.04.2021 11:49