Globalization, Growth and Development


Course Objective

Aim of the course is to study aspects of globalization, growth and
development that are fruitfully studied from the perspective of the
economics discipline. After following the course the student will

- know the basic facts concerning the topics discussed in the course
- have a thorough understanding of these topics, in particular their
economic dimension
- have learnt various empirical research techniques that can be applied
within this field of economics
- be able to present and discuss current journal articles and book
chapters on globalization

Course Content

Globalization poses both challenges and offers opportunities to rich,
emerging and poor countries. The course focuses on a number of
themes that have been central in the academic and public discussion
of recent trends in the world economy. Among them are:
• Relationship between growth, trade and poverty
• Globalization and inequality
• International migration
• International trade and capital flows
• Environmental and labour standards
• Institutions
• Trade shocks, resources and civil conflict
• Financial stability
More topics in globalization are introduced in the course in the form of
student presentations. The course stresses the importance of empirical
research and devotes significant time to the empirical strategies that
have been used by researchers in studying globalization.

Teaching Methods

Lectures, Student Presentations and Discussions

Method of Assessment

Written exam at the end of the course and weekly assignments.

Entry Requirements

Advanced Macroeconomics 4.2


Selected articles

Target Audience

Students specialising in economics

General Information

Course Code E_EC_GGD
Credits 6 EC
Period P4
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator prof. dr. C.T.M. Elbers
Examiner prof. dr. C.T.M. Elbers
Teaching Staff prof. dr. C.T.M. Elbers

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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