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290328 VO International Economics: Theory, Institutions and Policy (2018S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie


Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

ACHTUNG! Die Prüfung am 26.06.2019 beginnt um 12:00 Uhr im HS I NIG EG
ACHTUNG! Die Prüfung am 10.04.2019 beginnt um 12:00 Uhr im HS I NIG EG

Monday 14.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Monday 28.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Monday 04.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Monday 11.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Monday 18.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Monday 25.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß


Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture aims at presenting basic issues in international economics. While the theoretical part is kept short deliberately and focused on some standard models, the main part of the lecture deals with empirical-institutional description and analysis of international economic issues.

The content comprises:
Introduction and overview; To trade or not to trade? Theory of international trade and critique; Rules for international trade: WTO vs. UNCTAD; Regional vs. multilateral integration; Competition of locations vs. entrepreneurial competition; Financial markets: liberalisation vs. stability; Missing rules for global environmental goods;
Summary: free trade: yes but only as a means not as an end

In terms of method it is a classic lecture, but questions, comments and critique may be raised and discussed.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exams which are announced in moodle.
No materials permitted during exams.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

No requirements in terms of presence at the lectures.
Three questions have to be answered at the examination. For each answer a maximum of 2 points and a minimum of 0 points are given.
Assessment: 6 points = 1; 5 points = 2; 4 points = 3; 3 points = 4; less than 3 points = 5.

Examination topics

Examination covers all topics as presented in the lectures.

Reading list

Die powerpoint-Folien der Vorlesung werden via moodle zur Verfügung gestellt. Diese enthalten auch umfangreiche Literaturangaben.

Association in the course directory

(B11-8.1) (MG-S3-NPI) (L2-e2)

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