1862 Elective Course II - International Economics and Development
ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Gabriele Tondl
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
03.09.2019 bis 30.09.2019
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Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Bachelor
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Montag 07.10.2019 13:00 - 15:00 TC.4.14
Montag 14.10.2019 13:00 - 15:00 TC.4.14
Montag 21.10.2019 13:00 - 15:00 TC.4.14
Montag 04.11.2019 13:00 - 15:00 TC.4.14
Montag 11.11.2019 13:00 - 15:00 TC.4.14
Montag 18.11.2019 13:00 - 15:00 TC.4.14
Montag 25.11.2019 13:00 - 15:00 TC.4.14
Montag 02.12.2019 13:00 - 15:00 TC.4.14
Montag 09.12.2019 13:00 - 15:00 TC.4.14
Montag 16.12.2019 13:00 - 15:00 TC.4.14
Montag 13.01.2020 13:00 - 15:00 TC.4.14
Montag 20.01.2020 13:00 - 15:00 TC.4.14
Montag 27.01.2020 13:00 - 15:00 TC.4.14

Inhalte der LV

This course focuses on the problems of developing countries in an international and macro economic context. We shall first discuss theories of economic development and examine how international trade and foreign direct investment contribute to development. Second, in a macroeconomic part, we shall look at the role of different exchange rate systems, currency crises, balance of payment problems and foreign debt.

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

After this course, participants of this course should be in a position to understand the typical problems of developing countries and their causes and should be able to evaluate efficient measure to overcome them.

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

Students are requested to attend the course regularly. You can miss the course twice without notice. Further absence only in case of serious reasons.


The main part of the course  will be covered by presentations of the course leader. Home exercises will permit to reflect on the content. Students will prepare a seminar paper. The final part of the course is reserved for the presentation of seminar papers and their discussion.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

Final grades are based on the written test (40% of grade), Home exercises (30%) and presentation and submission of the seminar paper (30%),  

To receive a positive final grade, the test must be passed and the seminar presented and submitted in written form!

Each student has to present his (her) homework twice during the term.

Topics for the seminar paper and dates of presentation will be distributed on November 4th. The seminar paper and its presentation will be done as a teamwork by 2 students.

The course has 5 ECTS (for incoming students the ZAS information applies).

Students should attend classes, but can be absent during 2 units. Beyond that a confirmation of severe reasons for absence is requested.

Please reserve the dates of the test and your presentation in your calendar.. Alternative dates cannot be offered.


1 Autor/in: Todaro/Smith

Economic Development

Verlag: Prentice Hal
Auflage: 12. (ed 11 can be used)
Jahr: 2015
Prüfungsstoff: Ja
Diplomprüfungsstoff: Nein
Empfehlung: Unbedingt notwendige Studienliteratur für alle Studierenden
Art: Buch

Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

You must have passed the courses in international macroeconomics and applied microeconomics.

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

Detailinformationen zu einzelnen Lehrveranstaltungseinheiten

Einheit Datum Inhalte
1 October, 7

Economic Development in Comparison (Todaro/Smith, ch. 2)

2 October, 14

Theories of Economic Development  (Todaro/Smith ch. 3)

3 October, 21

International Trade and Development (Todaro/ Smith ch. 12)  

4 October, 28

!!! Attention !!! no course

5 November, 4

Distribution of Seminar Topics

Foreign Direct Investment (Todaro/Smith ch. 14, Feenstra/Taylor ch. 5)

6 November, 11

Exchange Rates (Feenstra/Taylor ch. 13)

4 pm Global Economy Lecture at Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank)

Danny Quah, National Unviersity Singapore
"Demand and supply in a new world order: The role of non-great powers

(attendance recommended, not compulsory, invitation will follow by mail)

7 November, 18

Exchange Rates (Feenstra/Taylor ch. 14)

8 November, 25

Fixed Exchange Rates (Feenstra/ Taylor, ch. 15)

9 December, 2

Currency Crises (Feenstra/Taylor ch. 20)

Hand in Exposé Seinar Paper to

10 December, 9

Balance of Payments (Feenstra/Taylor ch. 16, Todar/Smith ch 13)

11 December 16


12 January 13

Presentation Seminar Papers

13 January 20

Presentation Seminar Papers

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