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£725 + VAT
16 March 2020 09:30
This course offers an introduction to international economics. International economics is about how nations interact through trade of goods and services, but also flows of money, investment, and people. International economics is an old subject, which almost goes back to the beginning of economics as an autonomous field. It continues to grow in importance as countries become tied more to the international economy. But if nations are now more closely linked than ever before, many countries recently witnessed the rise of movements questioning and even fighting some or even all dimensions of globalisation.
The aim of this course is to provide the main conceptual frameworks and methods necessary for the understanding of these various issues. The first part of the class will study international trade, the global exchange in goods and services, and the movements of capital and labor. The second part is devoted to international macroeconomics and finance, the study of macroeconomic issues between interdependent economies. Both topics will be treated in as intuitive a manner as possible, using an empirical approach to explore the theory. When relevant, the studied concepts will be used to investigate the specific issue of Brexit as much as time will allow.