Courses Bachelor Display 2023-2024

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Course title Economics and Society in Contemporary Latin America
Course code EBC2160
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 30-10-2023 15-12-2023 X X
Level Intermediate/Advanced
Coordinator Kaj Thomsson
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Language of instruction English
The goal of this course is to understand economic issues in contemporary Latin American society in their social, cultural and political context.
This course provides an overview of the environment shaping business incentives and economic trajectories in Latin America, by integrating culture, economics and politics. “Standard” topics in economics and business, such as the recent macroeconomic performance and the microeconomic competitiveness of Latin American countries, are covered. However, the course also transcends the borders of academic disciplines and deals with topics such as social change, violence, national identity and the political underpinnings of long-run prosperity. A common theme of the course is that current political and economic structures can only be understood in a historical context.
The literature for this course consists of a collection of academic articles and book chapters, plus other materials such as podcasts, newspaper articles and policy reports.
First-year courses in economics in either the International Business bachelor or in the Economics and Business Economics bachelor, or equivalent courses from other programmes.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Papers / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Attendance / 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 - Emerging Markets Year 3 Core Course(s)
Bachelor International Business - Emerging Markets Year 3 Core Course(s)
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