[ 572EIMAIWIK20 ] KS Economics of International Integration

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Economics Michael Irlacher 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)KS Einführung in die Volkswirtschaftslehre UND KS Einführung in die Makroökonomie
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Economics and Business 2021W
Objectives The objective of the course is to gain an understanding of theoretical frameworks in the field of international economics and to apply these theories to real-world problem and policy questions.
Subject The course deals with the following questions:

  • What are explanations for international trade?
  • Which trade models have been developed and on which assumptions do they rely on?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of international trade
  • Why and how do countries interfere in foreign trade?
  • What kind of instruments do countries have to regulate trade?
  • What are the consequences of these regulations?
Criteria for evaluation Exam (90% of final grade) 2 home assignments (10% of final grade)
Language German
Study material Textbook Paul Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld, Marc Melitz: Internationale Wirtschaft, Theorie und Politik der Außenwirtschaft, 10. Auflage, Pearson.
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 200
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority