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Cursus: ECB2INTE
Macroeconomics 2C: Trade and Multinationals
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Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau2 (2 (Bachelor Verdiepend))
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Recht, Economie, Bestuur en Organisatie; Undergraduateschool REBO; Bachelor Economie en bedrijfseconomie;
Contactpersoonprof. dr. J.G.M. van Marrewijk
Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof. dr. J.G.M. van Marrewijk
Overige cursussen docent
3  (07-02-2022 t/m 24-04-2022)
TimeslotC: C (MA-mid/namiddag,DI-middag, DO-ocht)
OpmerkingRequired elective, major-related elective.
Cannot be combined with EC2IEEI.
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 01-11-2021 t/m 28-11-2021
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 24-01-2022 t/m 25-01-2022
Learning objectives
At the end of the course the student is able to:

•         Use the main theories to explain the nature of international economic relations;
•         Identify the potential costs and benefits of international trade and international factor mobility;
•         Analyse government policies with respect to trade flows and to the effects of various trade policies;

Required elective, major-related elective. Cannot be combined with EC2IEEI.

Globalisation refers to the growing interdependency between nations and firms through international trade and factor mobility. Understanding the real part of the process of globalisation requires knowledge of the economic forces underlying international trade flows, factor mobility, and the role of international and multinational firms in the organization of these forces.

The course covers the theory and practice of globalisation, including international trade, the multinational enterprise and foreign direct investment (fragmentation, outsourcing). The main theories with respect to international trade will be analysed at length. Special attention will be given to the implications of trade for the distribution of income. We also analyse the role of trade policies, which are used to stimulate as well as frustrate the international exchange of goods and services, both at the national and the supranational level (WTO; regional trade blocs).

Academic skills
This course focuses on the following academic skills:

Communication skills
•        ​Being able to present the content of an article or the results of an (instructed) research
•        Being able to provide useful and correct feedback on a presentation or small paper
•        Being able to accept and process feedback from others on a presentation or small assignment
Academic reasoning
•        Thinking conceptually, thinking in terms of theory.
•        Asking critical questions, having a curiosity-driven and critical attitude.
•        Analysing questions from different perspectives.
•        Identifying links between problems. 
Social responsibility
•        Being able to work effectively in teams for a specific project with limited intervention or instruction. 

Lectures and tutorials.

Assessment method
•       Written exam (open questions) (60% of the final grade)
•      Assignments, presentation and discussion (40% of the final grade).

Effort requirements
Attendance (80%) and active participation in the tutorials: students present and discuss the weekly assignments

Course repeaters
Students, who signed up for the course in previous years, did not drop the course in time and failed the course, will participate in the course repeaters programme.
With respect to the teaching format, this implies that course repeaters:
•       Can follow the regular lectures;
•       Cannot follow the regular tutorials;
•       Don't have effort requirements;
•       Will have the possibility to follow a special tutorial before each exam.

With respect to the assessment method, this implies that course repeaters:
•       Have a final exam (100%).
•       Have a possibility for a supplementary or replacement exam if the unrounded final grade is higher than or equal to 4.0.

In case online access is required for this course and you are not in the position to buy the access code, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for an alternative solution. Please note that access codes are not re-usable meaning that codes from second hand books do not work, as well as access codes from books with a different ISBN. Separate or spare codes are usually not available.
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Verplicht materiaal
Titel:International Trade
Auteur:Marrewijk, C. van (2017)
Uitgever:Oxford University Press


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