|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Course coordinator(s)||dr. J Pieters|
|Lecturer(s)||dr. J Pieters|
|Examiner(s)||dr. J Pieters|
Language of instruction:
Assumed knowledge on:
DEC-21806 Macroeconomics and International Trade; DEC-20806 Introduction to Development Economics; ECH-21806 Microeconomics or AEP-20306 Economics of Agribusiness; some econometrics, economic models.
DEC-30306 Central Themes in Development Economics; Thesis.
The course focuses on topical issues of globalization, trade liberalization and economic development in developing countries. The theories pertaining to these processes are discussed; the roles played by international organizations (World Bank, IMF, WTO), the private sector, governments, and local institutions; and the specific issues of developing countries. Through assignments for presentations and papers, students will address some of the current issues relation to international trade and development.
- master economic theories behind international trade policies, market liberalization, and economic development in developing countries;
- assess the economics of the potential effects of globalization and trade on economic growth, income distribution, and poverty;
- analyse recent empirical trends in globalization, international trade flows, trade policy reforms, and growth in developing countries.
Lectures , group work and an individual paper (partially problem oriented).
- written exam with open questions exam (75%);
- individual paper (20%);
- group presentation (5%).
Articles from recent literature.
|Restricted Optional for:||MME||Management, Economics and Consumer Studies||MSc||C: Economics, Environment and Governance||1AF|
|BEB||Economics and Governance||BSc||1AF|