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Avdeling for økonomi, språk og samfunnsfag
Roswitha King
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SFB11615 International Economics (Vår 2020)

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Compulsory for students on the Business Administration Programme, specializing in International Business

Optional for students on the Business Administration Programme, specializing in Economic Analysis and Project Management

From class 2018: Compulsory for students on the Business Administration Programme, specializing in Economic Analysis and International Business

Optional for other students on the Business Administration Programme.

Absolutte forkunnskaper

All courses in first year of the study programme must be passed to start in the third year of the programme.

Anbefalte forkunnskaper

Microeconomics (Mikroøkonomi med anvendelser)


6th semester (spring).

Studentens læringsutbytte etter bestått emne


The student is familiar with

  • central theories and models in international economics

  • the development of the field, international economics, and emerging trends


The student is able to

  • formulate and solve analytical tasks regarding topics in international economics,

  • relate own analytical work to existing literature, theories and models

  • read and reflect on international economics literature

General competence

Through the course, the student has gained competence in critical reading and reflection as well as problem formulating and -solving. In addition, the student has gained experience with project work in teams.


The course consists of three parts:

  • International Trade Theory

  • International Trade Policy

  • Exchange Rates and Open Economy Macroeconomics

Undervisnings- og læringsformer

Lectures. Group work with exercises. Supervision and feedback.

Emphasis will be put on reading and using relevant literature, and solving of analytical tasks in teams.


The course will give the student approximately 280 hours of work.


No superviced practice in this course

Arbeidskrav - vilkår for å avlegge eksamen

One written assignment (group work) must be approved by pass before students can obtain permission to take the final exam.


Four hours written examination

Aids allowed:

  • Calculator

  • Mother tongue - English - mother tongue dictionary (this must be a simple translation dictionary that does not give definitions and explanations)

Grades: A-F


One internal and one external examiner, or to internal examiners.

Evaluering av emnet

To improve the course, we need the evaluations from the students. The course is evaluated by the students and the evaluations from the students are treated by the staff and the faculty's committee for quality of education.


The reading list was last updated 28.11.2018. Changes can be made before semester start.

Paul R. Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld, Marc J. Melitz (2017), International Economics: Theory and Policy, 11th edition, GLOBAL EDITION, Published Date 07/12/2017. Pearson.

Sist hentet fra Felles Studentsystem (FS) 18. jan. 2020 16:16:35