Courses Bachelor Display 2015-2016

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Course title Economic Study Trip
Course code EBS2024
ECTS credits 4,0
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
6 13-6-2016 24-6-2016 -
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Erik de Regt
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Language of instruction English
In a world of increasing economic integration, caused by among other things –technological developments and the liberalisation of capital and trade flows, the analysis of emerging countries constitutes an important topic in economics.
This skill training aims at coupling a theoretical analysis to a 2 week trip in a particular emerging country.
Prior to the trip, students should define economic questions associated to the visiting country. It could concern for example the strategy of development, the financial structure, the stabilisation policies, etc…
During the trip, under the supervision of a staff, member discussions with experts working in government institutions, investment banks, international organisation are organised in order to shed new light on the topics.
After the trip, students will deliver a 10-20 pages paper on the topic, where theoretical and practical views are confronted. The papers will be written and presented by groups of 3-4 students.

For information, problems or questions during the course period, you may contact the coordinator.
Krugman, P.R. and M. Obstfeld, International Economics, Theory and Policy, 5th ed., HarperCollins, 2000.
Gärtner , M., Macroeconomics, Prentice Hall, 2006.
Intermediate level of economics
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Participation
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 Economics Elective Skills
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation Economics and Management of Information Elective Skills
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation International Business Economics Elective Skills