Global Markets (GMA)

Course description

This course will provide students with:
1) insights into the history of the current economic system,
2) an understanding and examples of the interaction between trade, geography, culture, politics and technological invention,
3) the economic concepts to understand trade,
4) knowledge about certain markets/exchange areas.

Overall, the course is designed to give students ideas and concepts that give them an overall orientation related to trade and the interaction of different markets, as well as allowing them to analyse and discuss past and current patterns and events relevant to this theme.  

Teaching consists on lectures (including guest lectures), and seminars. During the seminars, texts (in the broad meaning of the term) will be discussed, and news pieces will be used to a large extent. Students will be asked to hand in written answers which analyse and comment on these texts. Their answers will subsequently form the basis for discussion and also for grading. For each seminar, the students will be given a selection of texts to comment on. In setting grades, particular attention will be given to the extent to which the students are able to apply concepts and ideas from the literature correctly and critically. Moreover, and in order to verify that students have read and understood the literature for the course, a short written exam will conclude the course. 

Intended Learning Outcomes

The overall aim of the course is to provide an orientation of how trade interacts with factors such as geography, politics, resource endowment, and technological invention, and to provide the students with concepts and ideas to understand and to analyse such interactions. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to: Knowledge and understanding 1. Describe the main changes in the global trade systems during the period 1500-2017. 2. Understand the possibilities and challenges facing different market areas in today’s world. Skills and abilities 3. Understand basic economic concepts related to trade. 4. Be able to relate cultural, political and other factors to the development of trade, and to the challenges facing different regions and markets today. Judgement and approach 5. Be able to identify and discuss crucial events and factors of importance to the theme of the course. 6. Be able to apply central concepts and ideas related to the contents of the course.

Change semester  

Course title:
Global Markets
Semester: Spring term 2020
Study period: 1
Rate of studies: 100%
Level: Undergraduate level (first cycle)
Credits: 7.5
Language of instruction: English

Course code: Fe2631



Course coordinator:
Ezra Alexander
Head of course:
Tony Fang
Tony Fang
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