Checking date: 28/03/2017

Course: 2018/2019

International Economics
Study: Master in Economics (295)

Coordinating teacher: BASCO MASCARO, SERGI

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
-Acquire skills which can be used to develop new ideas, in a research context. -Students will be able to apply the ideas of the course to understand and interpret both real world situations and more research oriented issues. -Students will be able to acquire a framework to communicate in a formal way their arguments to both a general audience and to a more specialized audience. -Students will learn the basics to be able to continue studying beyond the material of the course in an independent way. -Interpret economic data. -Apply economic analysis. -Explain complex economic arguments both orally and written. -Acquire enough skills to keep on studying in an independent way. -Know basic principles of economic analysis. -Understand both classical and new models of international trade. -Study economic policies and their macroeconomic consequences. -Study international macroeconomics. -Study financial crisis and their consequences. -Understand the origin and effects of bubbles.
Description of contents: programme
- Classical trade models - Study of redistribution effects of trade - Intertemporal trade - Open macroeconomics - Financial crisis - Bubbles - Global imbalalances.
Learning activities and methodology
ACTIVITIES Theory lectures Applied lectures Office hours Work in groups Individual work METHODOLOGY -Lectures of the professor with the help of slides in which the main concepts of the course are taught and the reading list is given. -Required readings. -Discussion in class under the moderation of the professor of different topics related with the course. -Assignments.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.