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EC9C4: Topics in International Economics

  • Carlo Perroni

    Module Leader
  • Marta Santamaria

    Module Lecturer
12 CATS - Department of Economics
Spring Module

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"

"Be able to 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

Assessment

Assessment Method
Coursework (100%)
Coursework Details
Assessment 1 (50%), Assessment 2 (50%)
Exam Timing
N/A

Reading Lists