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EC9C4: Topics in International Economics

  • Carlo Perroni

    Module Leader
  • Marta Santamaria

    Module Lecturer
12 CATS - Department of Economics

Principal Aims

The main objective of this module is to introduce students to some relevant research topics in international trade and international macroeconomics, providing them with some of the necessary tools to understand some key questions and ultimately contribute to frontier research in these areas.

Principal Learning Outcomes

Have a clear overview and understanding of the field of international economics. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Seminars and background reading. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Submitted assignments.

Develop a critical knowledge of recent research in some key developments in international economics. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Seminars and background reading. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Submitted assignments.

Autonomously pursue an original research agenda at the forefront of the field of international economics. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Seminars and background reading. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Submitted assignments.

Syllabus

llustrative topics include:

• International capital flows

• Sovereign debt

• Exchange rate pass-through and the globalization of prices

• Global imbalances and international financial crises

• Comparative advantage

• International trade with scale economies and imperfect competition

• Heterogeneous firms and the global organisation of production

• The political economy of trade policy formation

Context

Optional Module
L1PJ - Year 2
Pre or Co-requisites
Satisfactory completion of MRes year 1

Assessment

Assessment Method
Coursework (100%)
Coursework Details
Assessment 1 (50%) - Eligible for self-certification: No, Assessment 2 (50%) - Eligible for self-certification: No CATS:
Exam Timing
N/A

Reading Lists