Courses Spring term 2022

Lecture number
22W128g
Semester
Spring semester 2022
Type
Vorlesung
Maximum number of participants
120

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Fri. 16:00 to 18:00 Single 04/08/22 to 04/08/22 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 160
Mon. 14:00 to 16:00 Weekly 03/14/22 to 06/13/22 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 160

Lecturers

Description

  • Compulsory elective (BIM W128)
  • Belongs to elective subject 1
  • This course is rated with 5 CP

CONTENTS

Hotly debated events with far-reaching implications like Brexit and the US-China "trade war" present formidable challenges for firms engaged in business around the globe. Firms' success depends on changes in interest rates, exchange rates and import and export prices, all of which depend on global developments beyond their own control. The global economy thus confronts firms with many factors of risk and uncertainty that must be dealt through professional management and risk mitigation. The course introduces students to the main factors behind the development of the global economy. The focus is on international trade between countries and its multi-dimensional economic effects, as well as on factors driving exchange and interest rates. Students learn tools that are helpful in analyzing and predicting how global developments can affect firms.

LIST OF POTENTIAL TOPICS

  • Comparative advantage in international Trade
  • Distributional consequences of trade
  • Firms and globalisation
  • International institutions
  • Interest arbitrage and exchange rate expectations
  • Exchange rate regimes and economic policy

The course features classical weekly lectures (2h).

Study material for the course (slides, exercises etc.) will be provided in due course through moodle. The password will be provided in the first lecture on March 9, 2020.

The course closes with a 2-hour closed book exam at the end of term.

Main reference: Robert C. Feenstra and Alan M. Taylor, "International Economics", 4th edition 2017. Worth Publishers Inc., U.S.

Lecture number
22PF08g
Semester
Spring semester 2022
Type
Vorlesung/Übung
Maximum number of participants
100

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Mon. 10:00 to 12:00 Weekly 03/14/22 to 06/13/22 Gebäude Oslo - OSL 447
Mon. 08:00 to 10:00 Weekly 03/14/22 to 06/13/22 Hörsaalzentrum - Hörsaalz. Hörsaal 1
Mon. 10:00 to 12:00 Weekly 03/14/22 to 06/13/22 Trondheim 2 - TRO 204
Mon. 10:00 to 12:00 Weekly 03/14/22 to 06/13/22 Trondheim 2 - TRO 205
Mon. 08:00 to 10:00 Weekly 03/14/22 to 06/13/22 Hörsaalzentrum - Hörsaalz. Hörsaal 1
Fri. 14:00 to 18:00 Single 03/25/22 to 03/25/22 Hörsaalzentrum - Hörsaalz. Hörsaal 1
Fri. 14:00 to 18:00 Single 03/25/22 to 03/25/22 Hörsaalzentrum - Hörsaalz. Hörsaal 1
Mon. 10:00 to 12:00 Weekly 03/14/22 to 06/13/22 Gebäude Oslo - OSL 239

Description

The course Economics 2: Macroeconomics analyzes the economy as a whole from both a theoretical and an empirical point of view. Students become familiar with basic macroeconomic models and methods. The course covers topics such as the general framework of the economy (the macro structure), the central markets (labor market, money, the financial markets and foreign trade), growth, external and internal shocks to the economy (e.g. financial crises), business cycles, exchange rates and the main institutional framework (public finance, monetary policy, balance of payment etc.).

Modern firms act in a complex world. Macroeconomic conditions for growth and financial stability, cyclical changes, different economic shocks (e.g. oil price shocks or house price bubbles), national and international fiscal policies, monetary policy (e.g. the Euro membership), and complex policy areas (e.g. trade agreements) are of vital importance for the firm’s demand, production costs, competitive strength, export possibilities, future prospects and its strategic scope. Decision makers within the business community must have knowledge and understanding of these problems to devise well-informed decisions.

Central topics of the course are drawn from the following list of topics:

  • Flows of goods and money, markets for goods and production factors, investment and saving, aggregated supply and demand and equilibrium on goods and money markets.
  • Public sector and fiscal policy: the economy of the public sector and the control and limitations of fiscal policy.
  • Inflation, monetary policy, central banks and interest rates.
  • Exchange rates, Euro-cooperation, and financial instability.
  • Globalization: international financial markets, trade, competitiveness, transmission mechanisms between economies.
  • Business cycles and economic key figures.
  • Balance of payment and international economic relations.
  • National and international sources and statistics to analyze economic problems.

The course features a two-tier structure. Weekly lectures (2h) are accompanied by weekly tutorials (2h) that train students in solving macroeconomic problems.

Study material for the course (slides, problem sets etc.) will be provided in due course through moodle. The password will be provided in the first lecture on March 9, 2020.

Main reference: Mankiw, N. G. and M. P. Taylor: Macroeconomics. 2017. Cengage Learning; Fourth ed.

Lecture number
22W276g
Semester
Spring semester 2022
Type
Seminar
Maximum number of participants
28

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Tue. 16:00 to 18:00 Weekly 03/15/22 to 06/21/22 Gebäude Madrid - MAD 225

Lecturers

Description

  • Compulsory elective module in Area Studies (BIM W2 32a)
  • Module 37a: Regional Economics II (Lateinamerika) (5 CP)
  • This course is rated with 5 CP
  • Recommended for the 4th semester

Wichtiger Hinweis:

Die Prüfungsordnung 2017 besagt lt. § 5 (Gliederung des Studiums und Studienschwerpunkte):

(3) Im spanischen Sprachzweig umfasst das Pflichtfach Wirtschaftswissenschaften 100 Leistungspunkte. In den Wahlpflichtfächern 1 und 2 sind insgesamt 55 Leistungspunkte zu erbringen, davon mindestens 10 Leistungspunkte im Wahlpflichtfach 1: International Business and Economics und mindestens 20 Leistungspunkte im Wahlpflichtfach 2: Area Studies. Die Sprachausbildung umfasst 25 Leistungspunkte.
(4) Im Wahlpflichtbereich 2: Area Studies im spanischen Sprachzweig sind mindestens 15 Leistungspunkte in einem der Regionalschwerpunkte Lateinamerika bzw. Südeuropa zu belegen.

Prüfungsform:

Präsentation, Hausarbeit

Lecture number
22PF18g
Semester
Spring semester 2022
Type
Kolloquium
Maximum number of participants
20

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Wed. 10:00 to 12:00 Single 05/25/22 to 05/25/22 -
Wed. 10:00 to 12:00 Single 03/23/22 to 03/23/22 -
Wed. 08:00 to 10:00 Single 05/25/22 to 05/25/22 Gebäude Madrid - MAD 130
Wed. 08:00 to 10:00 Single 03/23/22 to 03/23/22 Gebäude Madrid - MAD 130

Lecturers

Description

Die Teilnahme am Kolloquium ist verpflichtend für alle Studierenden, die in der Prüfungsordnung 2017 oder 2021 studieren. die ihre Abschlussarbeit in der
jeweiligen Abteilung schreiben wollen.

Inhalt:

Im Rahmen des Kolloquiums werden den Teilnehmer*innen verschiedene Themen rund um das wissenschaftliche Arbeiten nähergebracht wie bspw. Phasen einer Abschlussarbeit, Themensuche und -eingrenzung, Literaturquellen und -datenbanken, Literatursoftware, Bewertungskriterien, formale Anforderungen, Zitationsstile, Exposé-Erstellung sowie die Fallstudienmethodik. Zusätzlich gibt es an verschiedenen Terminen die Möglichkeit, Probleme und Fragen in der Gruppe untereinander zu erörtern. Ferner dient das Format dem Austausch über wissenschaftliche Fragestellungen.

Ziel:

Das Kolloquium hat zum Ziel, während des Erstellungsprozesses der Bachelorarbeiten eine begleitende Betreuung zu gewährleisten und die Qualität der wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten zu verbessern. Es bietet ein Forum für die Vorstellung der laufenden Arbeiten sowie für die Diskussion grundlegender Fragen zum wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten.

Entwicklung eines Exposés und Präsentationen zum jeweiligen Stand der Abschlussarbeit.

A list of courses from previous semesters can be viewed in the archive.