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Durham University

Postgraduate Module Handbook 2021/2022

Archive Module Description

This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23

Department: Economics and Finance

ECON40815: INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

Type Tied Level 4 Credits 15 Availability Available in 2021/22
Tied to L1T109 Economics
Tied to L1T209 Public Economics
Tied to L1T309 Experimental Economics
Tied to L1T409 Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
Tied to N3K709 Finance (Economics and Finance)
Tied to L2T109 Global Politics

Prerequisites

  • None

Corequisites

  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None

Aims

  • to develop knowledge and analytical skills in international economics at an advanced level.

Content

  • Models of exchange rate determination
  • Currency Crises
  • Intertemporal approach to the current ccount
  • Globalisation
  • Ricardian Trade Theory;
  • Hecksher-Ohlin Trade Theory;
  • New Trade Theory;
  • International Labour Migration

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • have explored, understood and appreciated the complexity and diversity of the current academic literature and its implications for professional practice, and be able to identify open questions for their own research;
  • have demonstrated ability to learn and work independently in addressing challenging complex issues in international economics.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • have used highly specialised and advanced academic, technical and professional skills in analysing issues in international economics.
Key Skills:
  • Written Communication;
  • Planning, Organising and Time Management;
  • Problem Solving and Analysis;
  • Using initiative;
  • Numeracy;
  • Computer Literacy.

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • A combination of lectures, seminars and guided reading will contribute to achieving the aims and learning outcomes of this module. Summative assessment by written examination will test students' knowledge and understanding of the subject-matter, their critical judgement and problem-solving and critical skills.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Lectures 10 Weekly 2 hours 20
Seminars 8 fortnightly 1 hour 8
Preparation & Reading 122
Total 150

Summative Assessment

Component: Examination Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Unseen written examination 2 hours 100% Same

Formative Assessment:

Via group presentation during seminars. Work prepared by students for seminars; answers to questions either discussed during a seminar, or posted on DUO.


Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University