Global Economics & Markets PT
Course contents

  • - Economic integration in the light of a global economy

    - Foreign trade theory (customs, tariffs)

    - The concepts of markets and their structures

    - Regional trading blocks (EU, NAFTA, Mercosur, etc.)

    - Liberalism and regionalism

    - Government policies and their impact on business

    - Integration through trade agreements (GATT / WTO)

    - Multilateral agreements, plurilateral agreements, dispute settlements

    - Current developments (e.g. TTIP)

    - History of economics
    o Adam Smith, Keynes, Hayek (Boehm-Bawerk)
    o Keynesianism vs. Austrian school of economics in the current climate

    - Central banks
    o Fractional banking, money creation
    o Fiscal policy vs. monetary policy
    o Money supply
    o Quantitative easing
    o Gold standard, Bretton Woods
    o Inflation, deflation (stagflation)
    o Bonds, yield curves

    - Lehman - subprime crisis

    - Current and future developments
    o Crowdfunding, electronic fund management, mobile payments
    o Cryptocurrencies (blockchains)
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