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18 NQF credits at HEQSF level 7

Course entry requirements: ECO2003F and ECO2004S

Co-requisites: ECO3020F

Course outline:

The course presents an overview of international economics with a focus on trade theory and international finance. The course covers many topics including the determinants of international trade flows, trade policy, exchange rates and open-economy macroeconomics and international macroeconomic policy. The course draws upon empirical evidence to verify whether the theories taught in the course are relevant in explaining South Africa’s performance in the international economy. By the end of the course, students will have an in-depth understanding of international economics and its application to the South African economy.

Lecture times: 16h00 – 17h00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

DP requirements: None

Assessment: Coursework: 50%; Exam: 50%. The course outline will detail the breakdown for submission weighting and variation for exemptions and absences.

Last updated : 19 Apr 2018

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