4206685: C12_International Economics - Seminar

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Semester:WS 16/17
Lektionen / Semester:30.0 L / 22.5 h
Selbststudium:37.5 h



Bachelorstudiengang Betriebswirtschaftslehre (01.09.2012)


Discussion of articles on issues of international economics, i.e. issues of international trade, finance and policy interventions in markets


    • analyze controversies and debates in international economics
    • apply trade theories and theoretical approaches to exchange rate determination to explain and illustrate practical problems
    • appraise theories of international economics in the light of current social and economic developments
    • deepen the knowledge of theoretical approaches presented in the lectures and to prepare for exam
    • train problem description, choice of theory and formulating research questions
    • constructive presentation and co-discussion of fellow student´s presentation
    • manage cognition, presence and awareness, self-evaluate own contributions


presentations, co-discussion , theoretical discourse, interactive routines, action learning routines


  • Krugman, P., Obstfeld, M. (2011), International Economics, 9th Edition, Pearson
  • Feenstra, R., Feenstra, C. (2011), International Economics, 2nd Edition, Worth Publishing
  • Selected journal articles


  • Students are being asked to group in 9 teams (3 - 4 persons per team) . Each group is assigned (mandatory) with:
  • Presentation (50%) of one key topic (article), individual investment in terms of hours approximately 20 hrs with a total of 6 - 8 hrs invested in presentation
  • Homework for Feedback (30%), Individual investment in terms of hours approximately 5 hrs. There are only 3 grades for the due delivery of homeworks: - 50 points = passed (4.0) (late delivery of homework results in 30 points!!!) - 75 points = satisfactory (4.5 - 5.0) - 100 points = very good (5.5 - 6.0)
  • Class Participation (20%) - Class participation is evaluated based on critical questions posed, class presence and constructive contributions to discussion of presentations