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CLCC60043 Global Economics



Global economics is a key contemporary topic, which also bears on a range of pressing political, social and environmental issues. This module provides a comprehensive treatment of the key contemporary issues in global economics and the leading models deployed by global economics institutions such as the WTO, United Nations, IMF and World Bank.

It will equip you with the conceptual tools to critique and enhance these models and institutions. The module also provides an opportunity to conduct policy analysis of a global economics issue.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module you will be better able to:

Evaluate alternative schools of thought on global economics
Explain the key issues in global economics
Present individual work to peers and respond to constructive feedback from facilitator and other learners
Apply theory and principles to analyse a key policy issue and produce a reasoned recommendation for policy intervention


What is global economics and why does it matter?
Key debates in global economics
Determinants of economic growth
Global economic integration
Industrial policy and trade policy
The international trade monetary system including the WTO, United Nations, IMF and World Bank
Currency and exchange rate policies
Domestic and foreign debt
The economics of population growth
Social welfare programmes
Sustainable development and the environment
Key challenges in the current global economic environment
Exam Duration: N/A
Exam contribution: 100%
Coursework contribution: 0%

Term: Autumn & Spring

Closed or Open Book (end of year exam): N/A

Coursework Requirement:

Oral Exam Required (as final assessment): N/A

Prerequisite module(s): None required

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