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290129 SE Seminar in Economics (Macroeconomics) (2017W)

Selected Topics in International Economics

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
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. 24 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 13.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Friday 24.11. 08:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Friday 01.12. 08:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Friday 15.12. 08:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Friday 12.01. 08:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Friday 19.01. 08:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Friday 26.01. 08:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528


Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar will enable students to better understand the most important economic concepts in international economics. The seminar papers and presentations in class will particularly focus on recent developments in international economic policy like trade agreements, trade sanctions, disintegration of the EU, the economic crisis of the EU etc. The seminar consists of papers written by pairs of students (group of 2) and presented in class. The paper and presentation should give a comprehensive overview of the topic, comprising the research question and results as well as (policy) conclusions. The benchmark for the length of the presentation should be 30 minutes, the paper should comprise 10-15 pages. Furthermore, students should participate in general discussions of the selected topics which requires reading of additional material.

Assessment and permitted materials

Seminar paper, presentation and participation in the general discussion, other minor contributions.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A positive grade for the paper, its presentation and active participation in class as well as attendance.

Examination topics

Reading list

Specific literature will be discussed in class and distributed electronically (Moodle).
General reading: Baldwin/Wyplosz, The Economics of the European Integration, 2015.

Association in the course directory

(L2-e4, L2-e-zSE) (BA UF GW 07) (MA UF GW 03)

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