International Economics (E)
level of course unit
1. Study cycle, Bachelor
Learning outcomes of course unit
The students are able to:
• Discuss major trade theories and apply them to current developments.
• Put the internationalization activities of companies into a theoretical framework and analyze the effects on corporate decisions.
• Model the effects of government interventions such as tariffs and trade quotas and draw conclusions about possible effects on growth and employment.
• Explain core balance of payments indicators and interpret them in relation to na-tional competitiveness.
• Discuss the functioning of international organizations such as the World Trade Or-ganization and critically reflect on the potential/limitations of a monetary union such as the Eurozone.
prerequisites and co-requisites
Course: Managerial Economics, Political Economics
English version will be available soon
recommended or required reading
• Feenstra, Rob; Taylor, Alan: International Economics. Worth (latest edition)
• Krugman, Paul; Obstfeld, Maurice; Melitz, Marc: International Economics: Theory and Policy, Global Edition. Pearson (latest edition)
• Gerber, James: International Economics. Prentice Hall (latest edition)
assessment methods and criteria
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number of ECTS credits allocated
eLearning quota in percent
planned learning activities and teaching methods
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich
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