EC421E Half Unit
Global Market Economics
This information is for the 2013/14 session.
Professor Andrew Bernard
This course is available on the Executive MPA. This course is not available as an outside option.
Students must have completed Empirical Methods for Public Policy (EC455E) and Economic Policy Analysis (EC440E).
This course focuses on the economic interdependence between countries in a global economy. The first part of the course examines the structure and geography of world trade and examines popular hypothesis such as the “global village” or “flat earth”. The second part of the course analyses macroeconomic issues such as the magnitude and effects of international capital flows, the debate over fixed versus flexible exchange rates and the economics of a common currency
A one-week modular teaching block.
One essay opportunity will be provided.
A full reading list will be distributed at the beginning of the course. A textbook for useful background reading is Paul Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld and Marc Melitz (2011), International Economics: Theory and Policy
Essay (50%, 2000 words) and online assessment (50%).
Please note that online examinations take place on the third Friday after module teaching concludes. Assessed essays are due on the sixth Friday after module teaching concludes. Further details will be provided at the Executive MPA programme induction.
Total students 2012/13: Unavailable
Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable
Value: Half Unit