After completing the course Topics in International Economics and Policy the student is able to:
- explain and apply insights into theoretical and empirical research of specific topics in the field of International Economics;
- evaluate and connect these insights and apply them to a policy oriented problem;
- write a position paper of sufficient scientific quality where the evaluation of these insights are discussed;
- present your research and findings;
- actively engage in and engaging others in a discussion.
The primary aim of this course is to acquaint you with research in the field of International Economics and Policy and to provide you with the knowledge to do research in this field.
More specifically, the aim is to
- give you insight into various key topics and the corresponding research in International Economics and Policy;
- enable you to formulate research questions autonomously and choose the most suitable research method to study and answer this question;
- enable you to write a position paper of sufficient scientific quality.
You will be introduced to various topics in the field of International Economics and Policy, ranging from International Political Economy to International Trade, and ranging from Micro-economics to Meso- and Macro-economics. These introductions have a decidedly applied and policy focus. You will complete an assignment on each topic and write a position paper on one.
|Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics, International Financial Policy.|
|4 assignments (40% in total), a position paper (40%) and participation and presentation (20%). Partial results of the previous year can be valid; please contact the coordinator for such matters.|