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Economics: Russia and Eurasia

Vak
2016-2017

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies.
Limited places are also open for exchange students. Please note: this course takes place in The Hague.

Description

The economies of the Eurasian (post-Soviet) region are chracterized by volatile economic development (significant growth but also deep crises), high levels of corruption, natural resources wealth, and different forms of economic integration and cooperation. While the economies of the region have developed very differently, a joint Soviet legacy is still visible in many places. This course looks at the current state of the economies of the region from a comparative perspective, as well as at economic processes in recent decades across the region. Among the issues that we will discuss are economic reform, energy (natural gas and oil), state-business relations, corruption, informal economy, and regional economic integration.

Course objectives

Students gain insight into the main issues regarding the economies of Russia and the other Eurasian states. They are trained to apply economic theories and insights to the context of the Eurasian region. Students develop research and presentation skills in the tutorial.

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website

Mode of instruction

One two hour lecture per week; tri-weekly tutorials.

Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform the tutor of the course in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent without notification and valid reason or not being present at half or more of the tutorial sessions will mean your assignments will not be assessed, and result in a 1.0 for the tutorial (30% of the final grade).

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 5 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 140 hours, broken down by:
• Atending lectures: 2 hours per week x 12 weeks: 24 hrs
• Atending attending tutorials 2 hours per three weeks: 8 hrs
• Assessment hours (midterms and final exam): 4 hrs
• Time for studying the compulsory literature: 68 hrs
• Time for completing assignments, preparation classes and exams: 36 hrs

Assessment method

Assessment

Midterm Exam:

  • Written examination with short open questions

Final exam:

  • Written examination with short open questions

Weighing

Tutorials 30%
Midterm Exam 30%
Final Exam 40 %

To complete the final mark, please take notice of the following: the final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.

Resit

If the final grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), there is the possibility of retaking the full 70% of the exam material, replacing both the earlier mid- and endterm grades. No resit for the tutorials is possible.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used. For tutorial groups: please enroll in blackboard after your enrolment in uSis

Students are requested to register on Blackboard for this course.

Reading list

The booktitles and / or syllabi to be used in the course, where it can be purchased and how this literature should be studied beforehand.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable

Contact

For tutorials
Dr. M. Bader