- Course Code:
- Unit value:
- Year of study:
- Year 2
- Taught in:
- Full Year
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Have a good conceptual understanding of the key concepts and practical applications of both international trade and international finance.
- Outline the development trade theory historically, differentiating standard classical and orthodox trade theories.
- Analyse the links between trade, international finance, economic growth and globalisation, with a particular emphasis on the experiences of developing countries.
- Critically comment on and participate in current debates on international economic policy.
WorkloadThe weekly programme consists of one two-hour lecture, held on Mondays from 3pm to 5pm and a weekly one-hour tutorial. Students must attend both the tutorials and the lectures. The tutorials aim to discuss some of the key issues raised in the lecture in greater depth. Students might be asked to make short presentations on the discussion question assigned for the tutorial.
Method of assessmentAssessment weighting: Exam 80% / Coursework 20%. Resubmission of coursework regulations do not apply to this course.
- Krugman, Paul R., Maurice Obstfeld and Marc Melitz (2011): International Economics: Theory and Policy, 9th edition, Pearson Education