EC421E      Half Unit
Global Market Economics

This information is for the 2015/16 session.

Teacher responsible

Professor Andrew Bernard


This course is available on the Executive Master of Public Administration and Executive Master of Public Policy. This course is not available as an outside option.


Students must have completed Empirical Methods for Public Policy (EC455E) and Economic Policy Analysis (EC440E).

Course content

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.

Formative coursework

One mock essay opportunity will be provided.

Indicative reading

A full reading list will be distributed at the beginning of the course.


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.

Key facts

Department: Economics

Total students 2014/15: Unavailable

Average class size 2014/15: Unavailable

Controlled access 2014/15: No

Value: Half Unit

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