Globalization, Growth and Development

Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

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

Inhoud vak

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.


Lectures, Student Presentations and Discussions


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

Vereiste voorkennis

Advanced Macroeconomics 4.2


Selected articles


Students specialising in economics

Algemene informatie

Vakcode E_EC_GGD
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P4
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit School of Business and Economics
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. C.T.M. Elbers
Examinator prof. dr. C.T.M. Elbers

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