International Economics SS 2016  

Lecturer: Dr. Andreas Hoffmann
Start: May 17, 2016
Start date: Tuesday and Thursday, 13:15 - 14:45
Room: Seminar room 7 (I131) or as indicated
Language: English
Grading: Written Exam

Exchange or visiting students: You need to register for the exam ("Prüfungsamt")! This is necessary for your transcript of records!

Aims and Scope

The course aims to develop a basic understanding of the theoretical, empirical and political aspects of international economics. Students are introduced to topics in international trade and international finance.

Sessions (Preliminary)

A

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

1.

Introduction to World Trade

Read: Krugman/Obstfeld: Chapter 1 and 2

17.05.2016

 

2.

Trade Theory I

Read: Krugman/Obstfeld: Chapter 3

19.05.2016

Room S204

3.

Trade Theory II

Read: McLaren: Chapter 3 or Krugman/Obstfeld/Melitz: Chapter 6

24.05.2016

 

4.

Instruments of Trade Policy

Read: Krugman/Obstfeld: Chapter 8

31.05.2016

 

5.

Controversies in Trade Policy

Read: Krugman/Obstfeld: Chapter 9/10/11

02.06.2016

Room S204

B

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

6.

The Balance of Payments

Read: Krugman/Obstfeld: Chapter 12

07.06.2016

 

7.

Currency Markets

Read: Krugman/Obstfeld: Chapter 13

14.06.2016

 

8.

Exchange Rate Regimes

Read: Hanke, St. (1998): Financial Meltdowns and Exchange Rate Regimes, Cato Institute.

16.06.2016

Room S204

9.

Katrin Assenmacher / Rolf Ketzler: The Effects of Crisis Management on Periphery Central Banks and Financial Markets

21.06.2016

14:30-16:00

Albertina, Library

10.

Monetary and Fiscal Policies in an Open Economy

Read: Gärtner, Macroeconomics, Prentice-Hall, Chapter 5.

If you need to review the basic IS-LM model, here is a nice video guide.

23.06.2016

HS17

11.

Financial Crises

Mishkin (1992): An Anatomy of a Financial Crisis.

28.06.2016

 

12.

Optimum Currency Areas, the EMU and the Current Crisis

05.07.2016

 

C

EXAM

13.

Written Exam

19.07.2016

Texts

Texts

Krugman, Paul / Obstfeld, Maurice 2009: International Economics: Theory and Policy, 8th edition.

McLaren, John 2013: International Trade, Wiley.

Alternatives

Caves, Richard / Frankel, Jeffrey / Jones, Ronald 2007: World Trade and Payments: An Introduction, 10th edition.

Carbaugh, Robert: Global Economics, South-Western Cengage Learning, 2011.

Salvatore, Dominick: International Economics: Trade and Finance, International Student Version 2010, John Wiley & Sons.


letzte Änderung: 04.06.2018