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Academic Year/course: 2017/18

417 - Degree in Economics

27412 - World Economy


Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
2017/18
Subject:
27412 - World Economy
Faculty / School:
109 - Facultad de Economía y Empresa
Degree:
417 - Degree in Economics
ECTS:
6.0
Year:
2
Semester:
First semester
Subject Type:
Compulsory
Module:
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5.1. Methodological overview

The learning methodology designed for this course is as follows:

A) Lectures on the topics, bibliographic orientation and problems suggested by the teacher:

- 1.2 credits.

- Theoretical lecture.

- Competences to be achieved: E1, E3, E8, E7, E15, G1, G4.

B) Discussion and resolution of practical problems, individually and in groups work.

- 1.2 credits.

- Practical classes.

- Competences to be achieved: E7, E8, E10, E11, G2, G3, G7, G8, G12.

C) Resolution of exercises, search for bibliography, exam preparation.

- 3 credits.

- Individual and group work.

- Competences to be achieved: E7, E8, G3, G4.

D) Personal tutorials and exams.

- 0.6 credits.

- Individual and group tutorials with the teacher.

- Competences to be achieved: E10, E11, G7, G8, G12.

5.2. Learning tasks

Every week, theoretical questions and practical exercises that help to strengthen  the theoretical base will be suggested, and computer lab sessions will be held. All this work will be filed in a portfolio. Participation in the resolution of exercises and the portfolio will be evaluated and form part of the final mark.

The teacher will request the portfolio (with due notice) to revise and evaluate the contents, so it should be updated weekly.

The main contents of the portfolio will be included in the material examined in the global exam. The score for the portfolio is indicated in the evaluation section.

All the materials and information necessary for the realization of the weekly exercises for the portfolio and to prepare the lectures will be provided on-line. The students should be aware of the updates of the on-line information and use their university e-mail addresses for communications about the course.

5.3. Syllabus

Lesson 1: THE WORLD ECONOMY: A LANDSCAPE

1.1. A global picture

1.2. Population distribution

1.3. Income distribution

1.4. Social attainments

1.5. A multi-polar world

Lesson 2: ECONOMIC GROWTH AND STRUCTURAL CHANGE

2.1. The relevance of the economic dynamic

2.2. Theoretical models of growth

2.3. Main features of growth and structural change

2.4. Innovation and growth

2.5. Economic convergence

2.6. Demography and migration flows

2.7. Environment international problems

Lesson 3: INTERNATIONAL TRADE

3.1. International trade theory

3.2. Trade theory and economic integration

3.3. Main features of international trade

3.4. International trade institutions 

Lesson 4: INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT AND MULTINATIONALS

4.1. Main concepts

4.2. Theory of international investment and multinationals

4.3. Main features of international investment and multinationals 

Lesson 5: BALANCE OF PAYMENTS, EXTERNAL BALANCE AND EXCHANGE RATE

5.1. Balance of Payments

5.2. Exchange rate formation and policy

5.3. Global unbalances 

Lesson 6: INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MARKETS

6.1. Determinants of the financial globalization

6.2. International financial markets

6.3. International financial crisis

6.4. International financial institutions

5.4. Course planning and calendar

Schedule sessions and presentation of works

 

Week

ACTIVITY

1

Presentation. Lesson 1

2

Theory and practice. Lesson 1

3

Theory and practice. Lesson 2

4

Theory and practice. Lesson 2

5

Theory and practice. Lesson 2

6

Theory and practice. Lesson 2

7

Theory and practice. Lesson 3

8

Theory and practice. Lesson 3

9

Theory and practice. Lesson 3

10

Theory and practice. Lesson 4

11

Theory and practice. Lesson 4

12

Theory and practice. Lesson 5

13

Theory and practice. Lesson 5

14

Theory and practice. Lesson 6

15

Theory and practice. Lesson 6