Faculteit  Economie en Bedrijfskunde 
Jaar  2019/20 
Vakcode  EBM097A05 
Vaknaam  Trade, Environment and Growth 
Niveau(s)  master, uitwisseling 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester I b 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Trade, Environment and Growth  
Leerdoelen  Upon completion of the course the student is able to: 1. Analyze and compare scientific papers with applications of inputoutput analysis (in the areas of trade, environment, and growth) 2. Identify cases (in the areas of trade, environment, and growth) where inputoutput techniques can be applied meaningfully 3. Analyze and interpret the information that is contained in an inputoutput table 4. Critically evaluate the working of the inputoutput model and its applicability in potential applications 5. Write simple computer programs to run the model 6. Apply (including the actual computations) the inputoutput techniques to simple questions 7. Carry out an inputoutput analysis of a real world problem and reflect on the plausibility and relevance of the results and conclusions 

Omschrijving  This course (for which some basic knowledge of matrix algebra is indispensable) applies inputoutput analysis to issues on trade, on environment, and on growth. For the production of commodities and services, industries depend on other industries for their intermediate products. More and more, such linkages between industries cross borders. Inputoutput analysis is a tool that takes such interdependencies in the production structure into full account. It has been applied to a wide variety of topics, ranging from international and development economics to disciplines dealing with energy and environmental issues. The course will focus on three such topics. Typical questions are the following. How much highskilled labor in the US is involved in satisfying the demand for cars by households in Australia, reflecting trade in production factors? What is the greenhouse gas footprint of China, or how large are the Chinese exports of greenhouse gas emissions? What percentage of the growth in German GDP between 1995 and 2009 was due to the increased household consumption in the rest of the EU? To analyze these questions, the World InputOutput Database will be used.  
Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm  ►interactief hoorcollege , ►practicum  
Toetsvorm 
►groepsopdracht, ►tussentijds tentamen (open vragen)
(Assignments for pairs or triplets of students (the large assignment is made with different fellow students than the two small assignments are).) 

Vaksoort  master  
Coördinator  prof. dr. H.W.A. Dietzenbacher  
Docent(en)  prof. dr. H.W.A. Dietzenbacher ,prof. dr. B. Los  
Verplichte literatuur 


Entreevoorwaarden  Students with a BSc degree in Economics & Business Economics, Econometrics and Operations Research (or a comparable degree). Some basic knowledge of matrix algebra is indispensable for this course. An indication for a sufficient background is Chapters 15 and 16 in Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis (4th edition) by Sydstaeter, Hammond and Strom, which is taught in the second year course Matrix Analysis and Optimization.  
Opmerkingen  Secretary: gem.feb@rug.nl, +31 (0)50 363 3458, 5411 0538  
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