Country Studies

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode EBM093A05
Vaknaam Country Studies
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Country Studies
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Synthesize the main findings in the academic literature on the determinants of growth.
2. Collect and evaluate the required data and information to write a country chapter.
3. Analyse the drivers of past and future economic growth.
4. Orally present own work and engage in academic debate with peers.
5. Write an individual thematic chapter of the country report.
6. Critically evaluate work of other students.
Omschrijving What are the opportunities and bottlenecks for economic development in a country? What are the lessons for government policies? In this hands-on course, you will focus in-depth on the causes and consequences of economic development in a specific country. As part of a small team, you will analyze one particular theme such as the education system, the business environment or the financial sector. Your analysis will be based on academic literature that discusses what makes a successful institution and statistical data sources. The literature on your theme will be introduced in thematic groups with members from other country teams. The analysis of your theme forms one chapter of the final country report.
The insights from the different analyses by the group members are synthesized into a summary chapter to provide useful information for policy makers or multinational firms about the prospects for economic growth and doing business in your country. Together with your team, you will discuss the findings and policy or business recommendations from your report to the lecturers and other course participants.
Your final course grade is based on an individual grade for the chapter you contribute to the country report; a grade for the quality of the feedback you provide to fellow students; a group grade for the summary chapter that synthesizes the other chapters; and a grade for your contribution to a discussion panel.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm -groepsbegeleiding ,  -hoorcollege ,  -individuele begeleiding,  -practicum
(Lectures, practicals, peer review, individual and group supervision)
Toetsvorm -groepsopdracht,  -individuele opdracht,  -individuele presentatie
(Individual and group assignment; peer review; individual oral presentations)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator K.M. Wacker, PhD.
Docent(en) dr. A. Minasyan ,dr. A.C. Steiner , K.M. Wacker, PhD. ,dr. R.H.T. Wiese
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Academic articles and statistical data available through the library Various
Entreevoorwaarden Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Economics or comparable qualification. Builds on knowledge of macroeconomics and economic growth.
Opmerkingen Secretary GEM: gem.feb@rug.nl, +31(0)50 363 3458, 5411.0536
Coordinator: k.m.wacker@rug.nl
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