Tarptautinė ekonomika ir prekyba (ECO121)

Programos kodas:
ECO121
ECTS:
6
Mokymosi kalba:
Anglų kalba
Atsisiųsti dalyko aprašą

Dalyko aprašymas

This course is an introduction into the contemporary debate on the changing patterns of the international economy and challenges the world is facing. The course deals with three major aspects of the global economy, firstly the trans-national economic flows, such as trade in goods and services, migration, financial transactions and investment. The problems are discussed before the background of international micro- and macro-economy. The aspects covered are balance of payments dynamics, exchange rate regimes, national income accounting, terms of trade, etc. Secondly the course deals with the downsides of economic globalisation such as the underlying reasons for crises and their effects on the economy, poverty and environmental degradation. Thirdly the course looks at the actors in the global economy: international organizations, national governments, non-governmental organisations, multinational corporations and regional integration initiatives. Hereby the motives, interest and interaction of the actors is scrutinised and furthermore the development of the global economic governance system is discussed.

Dalyko tikslas

The International Economics and Trade course aims to equip students with necessary analytical tools for analyzing and critically assessing the current dynamics of the international economy and challenges the nation states face in their pursuit of economic welfare. In particular, this course aims to:

  • Introduce students to various conceptualizations and theories of (economic) globalization phenomena;
  • Analyze global trade and finance governance structures and assess their policies and role in international economics;
  • Examine strategies and techniques of trans-national corporations in global economy;
  • Discuss the key issues and future challenges for the globalized world economy of the 21st century;
  • Identify and exemplify causes and consequences of change in international labour, trade and financial flows;
  • Provide the underpinnings of the global financial system;
  • Discuss the causes and policy actions surrounding economic crises;
  • Give an oral presentation on a selected topic on International economics & trade.

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