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EC9C4: Topics in International Economics

  • Carlo Perroni

    Module Leader
  • Marija Vukotic

    Module Lecturer
12 CATS - Department of Economics
Spring Module

Principal Aims

The module aims to develop the skills and knowledge of international economics, necessary for a career as an academic economist and in all areas where advanced research skills in economics are required. Specifically, it aims to teach the students to understand, appreciate, and ultimately contribute to, frontier research. It is intended to be comparable to modules taught in the best research universities in the USA and elsewhere in Europe.

Principal Learning Outcomes

Have a good overview and a thorough understanding of international economics. Develop a critical knowledge of recent research in some key areas of international trade. Enable students to pursue their own research agenda in the field.


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


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


Assessment Method
Coursework (100%)
Coursework Details
2 assessments (worth 50% each)
Exam Timing