Foreign Dir. Investment & Trade (MSc)

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode EBM086A05
Vaknaam Foreign Dir. Investment & Trade (MSc)
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a (en semester II a)
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Foreign Dir. Investment & Trade (MSc)
Leerdoelen 1. Understand Globalization, understand the role of the firms in Globalization, understand the importance of organizational forms in globalization
2. Examine causes and consequences of Globalization in relation to Foreign Direct Investments.
3. Discuss the effects of globalization in terms of risks/benefits based on state-of-the art current research.
4. Argue on the basis of current research what the benefits of FDI are in relation to international trade and the economic performance of countries.
5. Communicate the conclusions of recent research and empirics to a professional audience.
Omschrijving The aim of this course is fourfold:
1. To Introduce modern globalization and the current discussion on the winners and losers of globalization.
2. To describe recent developments in international trade theory that highlight the importance of individual firms (including MNEs); illustrate what can (or cannot) be explained using standard trade theory; and why modern developments are essential to understanding international firms.
3. To examine recent empirical evidence in order to discover whether the theoretical predictions about trade, its consequences and MNE behavior correspond to the stylized facts in the “real world”.
4. To analyze empirical evidence that tries to explain various aspects of MNE behavior; export choice vs the MNE choice, the importance of organizational forms that make firms successful on the international market, etc.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm -gastcollege ,  -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
(The course will include one or more guest lectures which will focus on a selected topic appearing in the list of "Educational Goals".)
Toetsvorm -schriftelijk tentamen (open vragen)
(Students will actively participate in group discussions;this will not be individually assessed. During the course each student has to prepare and present answers to a specific set of questions related to the articles. The benefit for students is an excellent preparation for the exam.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. S. Brakman
Docent(en) prof. dr. S. Brakman ,prof. dr. J.H. Garretsen ,dr. T. Kohl
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Understanding Global Trade (as background/refresher) Helpman, E. 9780674060784 €  24,80
Syllabus with current journal articles Various
Entreevoorwaarden Admittance to the MSc ED&G.
Opmerkingen The course will include one or more guest lectures if possible.
Secretariat GEM: gem.feb@rug.nl, +31(0)50 363 3458, 5411.0538. Brakman is coordinator in I a, Kohl is coordinator in II a.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
DD MSc ED&G - Lund University, Lund (2-jarig)  (basisprogramma DD MSc ED&G - Lund University, Lund (2-jarig)) 1 semester I a verplicht
DD MSc IB&M – NUBS, Newcastle (1,5-jarig)  (keuzevakken DD MSc IB&M - NUBS, Newcastle) - semester I a keuze
MSc Economic Development & Globalization / ED&G  (basisprogramma MSc ED&G) 1 semester I a verplicht
MSc International Business & Management/IB&M  (keuzevakken B MSc IB&M) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc International Business & Management/IB&M  (keuzevakken B MSc IB&M) 1 semester I a keuze
Msc Philosophy, Politics and Economics 1 semester I a keuze
Wordt meerdere malen per jaar aangeboden 1 semester II a keuze