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290129 SE Seminar in Economics (Macroeconomics) (2019W)

Selected Topics in International Economics

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 20 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 11.10. 08:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Friday 17.01. 08:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Friday 24.01. 08:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Friday 31.01. 08:00 - 14:00 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 on the individual topic blocks will be discussed in the course and made available by Moodle.
General literature recommendation: Baldwin/Wyplosz, The Economics of the European Integration, 2015.

Association in the course directory

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

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:21