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HEQF credits: 18

HEQF course level: 7

Third year‚ first semester course‚ 4 lectures and 1 tutorial per week.

Entrance requirements:

ECO2003F and ECO2004S

Co–requisites: ECO3020F Advanced Macroeconomics and Microeconomics.

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 internationaleconomy. 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: 8th period

Additional information: Course information‚ is disseminated by means of hand–outs‚ announcements at lectures‚ and the notice board and Vula. It is the student’s responsibility to be familiar with all course information.

Course convenor:

Jing-Woei Chien

Last updated : 27 Mar 2017

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