Courses Bachelor Display 2017-2018

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Course title Growth and International Economic Relations in Emerging Economies
Course code EBC2155
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessement None
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 30-10-2017 22-12-2017 X X
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Tania Treibich
For more information: t.treibich@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
The primary goal of this course is for the students to learn how to do empirical work on emerging economies. In particular, the students will learn how to (empirically) compare emerging economies to rich and poor countries, in order to understand how these economies do or do not differ from others. The students will also gain a basic knowledge of the causes and consequences of economic growth in rapidly evolving economies, as well as an understanding of the international economic relations of these economies.
Description
This course analyses the long-run development and international economic relations of emerging economies. The long-run part deals with economic growth, population growth, education decisions and systems, interactions between public health and growth, domestic savings and investment, sustainability in regard to the natural environment and other resources. The international relations part relates growth to migration, aid, foreign investment and foreign debt, with the latter including financial crises. It also covers international trade and trade policy, with particular emphasis placed on the “Asian miracle”. The course is empirically oriented, and the students will compare emerging economies to rich and poor countries, in order to learn where emerging economies differ from, and where they are similar to other countries.
Literature
Michael P. Todaro and Stephen C. Smith, (2015) Economic Development, 12th Edition, Pearson.
Prerequisites
Basic course knowledge in micro-, macro- and international economics.
Keywords
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods Final Paper / Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation Emerging Markets Year 2 Compulsory Courses
Bachelor International Business Specialisation Emerging Markets Year 2 Compulsory Courses