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World Economy

Module Code: EC402C

Module Title: World Economy

  • ECTS Weighting: 10
  • Semester/Term Taught: Hilary Term
  • Contact Hours: 22 hours of lectures and 10 hours of tutorials
  • Module Personnel: Lecturer - Michael King

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Engage with the debate about the big topics that currently characterize the world economy
  • Develop a critical and analytical perspective on the issues of a global economy

Module Content

Contemporary Topics in the World Economy
The purpose of Part B is to provide a background to engage with the big topics that characterize the world economy. It covers issues like financial globalization, trade, development strategies, inequality, migration, and climate change. We are going to take an historical view focusing on the dynamics after War World II. At the end of the course the student is expected to have a critical and analytical perspective on these topics.

Recommended Reading List

There is no specific textbook for this part. A detailed list of journal articles and a few chapters from books will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Module Pre Requisite


Assessment Details

10-page research proposal, identifying an original research topic, based on the student's readings (30%)

Final examination (70%)

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