This course aims to provide students the basics of the international economic theory and the determinants of the evolution of international trade and multinational corporations.
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
1. analyze, understand, and explain the determinants of economic growth at the global level;
2. explain the effects of international trade on the economy;
3. understand how the most important economic policy authorities (governments and the international economic institutions) can influence the main economic variables and improve economic welfare worldwide;
4. understand the history, the functioning and the importance of multinational corporations.
5. acquire the tools required to understand and analyze global economic data;
6. discuss economic issues (concepts, definitions, implications) with professionals and/or policy makers;
7. use macroeconomic and microeconomic techniques to explain complex issues through economic data, charts and analytical formulae.