Country Studies

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode EBM093A05
Vaknaam Country Studies
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
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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 income differences and growth drivers
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 others in the group and collaborate on writing the full country report.
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 analyze the causes and consequences of economic development in a specific country. As part of a small team, you will focus on one particular theme such as the education system, trade, the business environment or the financial sector. Your analysis will be based on academic literature and on 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 about the prospects for economic growth in your country. Together with your team, you will analyze growth patterns and discuss the findings and policy recommendations from your report with 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 group grade for a development accounting exercise.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm -groepsbegeleiding ,  -hoorcollege ,  -individuele begeleiding,  -practicum
Toetsvorm -groepsopdracht,  -individuele opdracht
(Students will be assessed based on a thematic chapter (individual), a country summary chapter (group), the quality of the feedback they provide for fellow students (individual assignment) and a (group) development accounting exercise)
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:, +31(0)50 363 3458, 5411.0538
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