International Economics - ECO00009H

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Paulo Santos Monteiro
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2017-18 to Summer Term 2017-18

Module aims

  • To provide an analytical framework to help students understand important issues of the international economy and the economic interdependence of countries
  • To compliment the relevant economic theory on trade and international macroeconomics with empirical evidence

Module learning outcomes

On completing the module a student will be able to gain a better understanding of:

  • Causes and consequences of international trade
  • Pattern of trade between nations
  • The relationship between market structure and foreign trade
  • Instruments of trade policy
  • The political economy of international trade
  • The main underlying sources of exchange rate behaviour both in the short run and the long term
  • How international transactions affect the domestic economy and the conduct of national economic policies
  • The cost and benefits of different exchange rate regimes and the implication of this choice for the economy
  • The common features of financial and currency crises as well as policy measures to avoid them

And to:

  • Confront the relevant economic theory on trade and international macroeconomics with empirical evidence

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
International Economics
3 hours 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
International Economics
3 hours 100

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Indicative reading

The main textbook that will be used in both parts of the module is:

  • P.Krugman, M Obstfeld & M.Melitz, International Economics: Theory and Policy.(Global Edition), 9th ed, 2012, Pearson.

There is a wide choice of various other international economics textbooks that are available in the Library, section GA. During the module you should expect to encounter material, in the form of journal articles, working papers, etc., of which there is no ready coverage in current general textbooks. Specific references will be provided as appropriate during the course.



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