Trade Theory and Policy
The module provides an overview of the structure and interdependencies in international factor and goods markets. The baseline models of international trade theory are introduced. Trade policy instruments are analyzed and their welfare implications are discussed.
The various models and concepts are applied to current economic questions. This way students learn how to evaluate economic problems and develop solutions.
Trade Theory and Policy [lecture and tutorial, 6 LP/ECTS]
The module is offered each winter term. Students have to pass a written final exam worth 100% of the final mark to complete the module. The exam is offered at the end of each winter term and during the summer term.
Selected Topics in International Economics
The module offers the students the possibility to apply concepts of the open economy on current global economic issues and to acquire specific knowledge in the field of international economics.
In the course of the seminar the students develop skills to analyze facts and understand scientific texts and put them into a general economic context. They gain experience in dealing with references and data research. In discussions the students sharpen their understanding of interdependencies and develop their ability in abstract thinking. In addition, they hone their presentation skills. In writing a seminar paper the students learn how to structure a longer text and argue in an academically consistent manner. The seminar is also a good preparation for writing the Bachelor thesis.
Selected Topics in International Economics [AVWL Seminar, 6 LP/ECTS]
The module is offered each summer term. Students are asked to attend class on a regular basis. To pass the module they have to hand in a seminar paper (about 15 pages, 70% of the final mark) and give a presentation (40 minutes incl. discussion, 30% of the final mark). This class is exclusively offered in the summer term and there is no option to hand in any material during the winter term. Course enrollment must be carried out during the early registration phase at the examination office.