Modulhandbuch (Module manual)

M.184.2417 Trade and Development
(Trade and Development)
Koordinator (coordinator): Prof. Dr. Stefan Jungblut
Ansprechpartner (contact):
Credits: 5 ECTS
Workload: 150 Std (h)
Semesterturnus (semester cycle): SoSe
Studiensemester (study semester): 3-6
Dauer in Semestern (duration in semesters): 1
Lehrveranstaltungen (courses):
Nummer / Name
(number / title)
(contact time)
Status (P/WP)
(group size)
a) K.184.24171 / Trade and Development - Lecture Vorlesung P
b) K.184.24172 / Trade and Development - Exercise Übung P
Wahlmöglichkeiten innerhalb des Moduls (Options within the module):
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen (prerequisites):

​W1401 Basic Principles Of Economics
W2474 Introduction to Econometrics

Inhalte (short description):

​This course addresses the key economic, policy and legal links between trade and various issues in economic development including economic growth, social issues, and environmental issues. It starts with fundamental concepts and issues in economic development. It then analyzes links between trade and major pillars of economic development to emphasize importance of promoting trade as a means to achieve economic development, especially in developing countries.

Lernergebnisse (learning outcomes):
Fachkompetenz Wissen (professional expertise):
  • ​know about the economic development; trade and growth; trade and small and medium enterprises; trade and poverty; trade and inequality; trade and environment.
  • discuss questions with regard to impacts of trade and development on poverty and inequality, e.g.: Does Globalization make for more poverty or less poverty? If poor countries resist globalization, does it help or hurt? How do policies of rich countries matter for global poverty?
  • Fachkompetenz Fertigkeit (practical professional and academic skills):
  • ​can use micro- and macroeconomic theories of trade and development; economic growth theories (e.g. Solow model and endogenous growth models)
  • apply theories of structural changes and theories of trade and environment (e.g. H-O theory and partial/general equilibrium analysis)
  • Personale Kompetenz / Sozial (individual competences / social skills):
  • discuss and present different opinions
  • work in groups
  • Personale Kompetenz / Selbstständigkeit (individual competences / ability to perform autonomously):
  • ​apply theories on trade and development for the analysis of the current situation and future perspectives on economic processes.
  • Prüfungsleistungen (examinations)
    Art der Modulprüfung (type of modul examination): Modulprüfung
    Art der Prüfung
    (type of examination)
    a) Hausarbeit 5 S. 20.00 %
    b) Klausur 60 Min. 80.00 %
    Studienleistung / qualifizierte Teilnahme (module participation requirements)
    Voraussetzungen für die Teilnahme an Prüfungen (formal requirements for participating in examinations)
    Voraussetzungen für die Vergabe von Credits (formal requirements for granting credit points)
    Die Vergabe der Credits erfolgt, wenn die Modulnote mindestens „ausreichend“ ist
    Gewichtung für Gesamtnote (calculation of overall grade)
    Das Modul wird mit der doppelten Anzahl seiner Credits gewichtet (Faktor: 2)
    Verwendung des Moduls in den Studiengängen (The module can be selected in the following degree programmes)
    B.Sc. International Business Studies, B.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik, B.Sc. Wirtschaftswissenschaften
    Umfang QT (participation requirements):
    Lernmaterialien, Literaturangaben (learning material, literature):
    Teilnehmerbegrenzung (participant limit):
    Sonstige Hinweise (additional information):

    Unterrichtssprache: English

    This course is given by external lecturer Vu Hoang Nam, Associate Professor of Economics and will take place as a block course. The offer depends on the presence of the guest lecturer.

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