Syllabus

Titel
1809 Specialization Course - International Economics
LV-Leiter/innen
Univ.Prof. Dr.Dr. Ingrid Kubin, Dr. Birgit Elisabeth Meyer, MSc.
Kontakt
  • LV-Typ
    PI
  • Semesterstunden
    4
  • Unterrichtssprache
    Englisch
Anmeldung
18.09.2019 bis 25.09.2019
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Bachelor
Termine
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Dienstag 15.10.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.17
Mittwoch 16.10.2019 11:15 - 13:15 TC.4.01
Dienstag 22.10.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.17
Mittwoch 23.10.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.5.28
Dienstag 29.10.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.17
Mittwoch 30.10.2019 11:00 - 13:00 D4.0.127
Dienstag 05.11.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.17
Mittwoch 06.11.2019 10:30 - 12:30 TC.3.12
Dienstag 12.11.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.17
Mittwoch 13.11.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.01
Dienstag 19.11.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.17
Mittwoch 20.11.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.16
Dienstag 26.11.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.17
Mittwoch 27.11.2019 11:00 - 13:00 D2.0.326
Dienstag 03.12.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.17
Mittwoch 04.12.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.16
Dienstag 10.12.2019 11:00 - 12:30 TC.5.15
Mittwoch 11.12.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.16
Dienstag 17.12.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.17
Mittwoch 18.12.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.16
Dienstag 07.01.2020 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.17
Mittwoch 08.01.2020 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.16
Dienstag 14.01.2020 12:00 - 13:30 TC.4.17
Mittwoch 15.01.2020 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.16
Dienstag 21.01.2020 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.17
Mittwoch 22.01.2020 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.16
Dienstag 28.01.2020 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.17
Mittwoch 29.01.2020 11:00 - 13:00 TC.4.16

Inhalte der LV

This course consists of three parts:

  1. "International Trade" will be taught by B. Meyer (on tuesdays) and will cover the main theories of international trade, dealing with the causes and consequences of trade under perfect and imperfect competition and their implications on welfare. Based on these, several types of trade policies (tariffs, quotas, trade agreements, industry protectionism, ...) will be analysed in detail, focusing on their effects on welfare and equality under different economic environments. Various current and historic examples (USA-China trade war, WTO, NAFTA, ... ) will be used to motivate the presented concepts and support the understanding of the presented theories.
  2. "International macroeconomics" will be taught by Prof. I. Kubin (on wednesdays) and will focuse on trade in capital, the balance of payments and exchange rate determination.      
  3. After completing parts 1 and 2, selected topics and contemporary issues (e.g., monetary systems, optimal currency areas, the Euro, financial crises, sovereign default, trade policies, Brexit, infant industry protection, ...) will be presented by students. This part will be held jointly by both lecturers. 

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

After completing this course, students will have a good knowledge of the most important theories and models of international trade and exchange rate regimes. They will be able to apply them to real world issues and questions of economic policy relevance.

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

We accept two missed lectures in each part of the course (Tuesday and Wednesday respectively).

Lehr-/Lerndesign

Lectures, exercises, presentations by students, essays.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

100 points achievable in total:

  • 2 exams (32 + 28 points)
  • 3 quizzes (15 points)
  • 1 data assignment (5 points)
  • 1 term paper - presentation and written essay (20 points)

For a positive completion of this course, at least 50 points have to be achieved in total, of which at least 25 points must be achieved in the written exams and at least 15 points in the quizzes, data assignment and term paper.

Grading:

  • Excellent (Sehr gut): 87.5 points
  • Good (Gut): 75 points
  • Satisfactory (Befriedigend): 62.5 points
  • Sufficient (Genügend): 50 points
  • Not sufficient (Nicht genügend): below 50 points

Literatur

1 Autor/in: Feenstra, R.C. and Taylor, A.M.
Titel:

International Economics


Verlag: New York: Worth Publishers
Auflage: 4th edition
Jahr: 2017
Prüfungsstoff: Ja
Empfehlung: Unbedingt notwendige Studienliteratur für alle Studierenden
Art: Buch
2 Autor/in: Krugman, P. R., Obstfeld, M. and Melitz, M. J.
Titel: International Economics - Theory and Policy

Verlag: Pearson
Auflage: Tenth edition
Jahr: 2015
Prüfungsstoff: Nein
Empfehlung: Referenzliteratur
Art: Buch

Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

Recommended pre-requisite:

  • Introduction to Economics (“Grundlagen der VWL” in STEOP)
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • International Macroeconomics

Empfohlene inhaltliche Vorkenntnisse

  • Introduction to Economics (“Grundlagen der VWL” in STEOP)
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • International Macroeconomics

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

Please feel free to get in touch with the lecturers via email. If you wish to meet them personally, plesae meet them after each class or ask for an appointment via email.

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