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Internationale Economische Betrekkingen



The World is becoming smaller. The production of goods and services rarely is only domestic. World trade still increases and countries become increasingly interwoven. Furthermore, financial flows are increasing speed and are ever widely dispersed. In International Economics we study the causes for this increases global interdependence, the way in which economic policies of countries interact and the international cooperation that is evolving to facilitate economic integration.

Purpose: 1. The student will acquire a thorough acquaintance of the principles of international economics and their use in economic policy. 2. After completing this course the student is able to perform a problem solving analysis of global economic problems that manifest themselves in the daily news.

Content: The course is divided in two major parts. In the first one, we will discuss the benefits of international trade and the way in which the World Trade Organization (WTO) in particular tries to regulate international trade. The second part focuses on financial relations between countries that emerge partly from trade cooperation and partly from independent capital flows.

Methods of Instruction

Seven weeks course. Each week consists of one lecture (2 hrs), one seminar to discuss exercises(2 hrs), directly followed by one Q&A session, (1 hr):

Study Material

SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Dominique Salvatore, Introduction to International Economics, second edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2010


Written exam
Wednesday 27 March 2013, 9:00-12:00 hrs in USC

Wednesday 5 June 2013, 9.00-12.00 hrs in USC

You can register for an exam or retake through USIS until 10 days before the exam or retake.

Wednesday 6 February till 20 March, 10.00-13.00 hrs, Gorl. 01 (except 20 February KOG A144 and 27 February Gorl. 03)
Friday 8 February till 22 March, 11.00-13.00 hrs, Gorl. 03 (except 22 February room SC01 and 22 March KOG C131)

Extra responsiecollege
Dinsdag 28 mei, 13.00-15.00 uur in SB45

Entrance Requirements