EC932-7-SP-CO:
The Economic Geography of Employment, Innovation and Trade

The details
2019/20
Economics
Colchester Campus
Spring
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
20
04 October 2018

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

MSC L16012 International Economics

Module description

This course is concerned with the key theoretical and policy issues that arise in trying to understand the economics of international trade. It looks at a variety of trade models - both under perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive market conditions - and their empirical implications for both patterns of trade and foreign direct investment. It also examines their effects on the level and distribution of welfare and economic growth.

Module aims

The objective of the course is to train students to understand the reasons for and advantages of international trade. Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to demonstrate a professional understanding of the principles that determine the nature and extent of international trade. It will also prepare students to carry out advanced research into, and to act as policy advisors on, issues related to international trade by abstracting from the key principles of the various trade models.

Module learning outcomes

Key employability skills that students would have gained include: research skills, team working, evaluation, literacy, project management, time management and written communication skills.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour class per week. Feedback for this module will occur through class meetings where we will go over the answers to problem sets and where you will be able to ask questions about your own method of solution; answers that will be posted on the website for the module that will give you written guidance on the appropriate method to approach the problems, assignments, and tests; and office hours where any additional questions can be addressed. You should be sure that you use these methods to understand how to improve your own performance.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Participation
Coursework Referee Report or Policy Brief 24/04/2020 90%
Exam 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Michael Serafinelli
For further information, send a message to: ms16140@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

Dr Francis Kiraly
Newcastle University
Lecturer Economics
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 24 hours, 24 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Economics

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