PP421E      Half Unit
Global Market Economics

This information is for the 2019/20 session.

Teacher responsible

Professor Andrew Bernard

Dr Emily Blanchard


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.


There are no formal pre-requisites, but the course is only available by prior agreement with the Executive MPA and Executive MPP Programme Directors if students haven't completed Empirical Methods for Public Policy (PP455E) and Economic Policy Analysis (PP440E).

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 assessments 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/ Executive MPP programme inductions.

Key facts

Department: School of Public Policy

Total students 2018/19: Unavailable

Average class size 2018/19: Unavailable

Controlled access 2018/19: No

Value: Half Unit

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