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International Economics

Code 12097
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Economics
Entry requirements Not applicable
Mode of delivery Theoretical-practical
Work placements No
Learning outcomes The discipline has specific objectives:
• Know the main concepts and theories that explain international trade;
• To know the main concepts and theories that explain the capital movements (financial markets);
• Know the main concepts and theories that explain economic integration;
• Know the components of the Balance of Payments and its balance;
• Acquire skills for the development of a critical spirit in the analysis of the major themes of the international economy. > The discipline has specific objectives:
• Know the main concepts and theories that explain international trade;
• To know the main concepts and theories that explain the capital movements (financial markets);
• Know the main concepts and theories that explain economic integration;
• Know the components of the Balance of Payments and its balance;
• Acquire skills for the development of a critical spirit in the analysis of the major themes of the international economy.
Syllabus IIntroduction: framing the discipline, its objectives, plan and program content; teaching methodology and materials; evaluation method and other aspects of the discipline's functioning.

CHAPTER I - International Economy: conceptual definitions
1.1 Object
1.2 Thematic and main areas
1.3 Economic integration: globalization vs regional blocs
1.4 Measures / indicators of the internationalization of economies and companies
CHAPTER II - Theory of International Trade
2.1 Classical theories: absolute advantages and comparative advantages
2.2 Hecksher-Ohlin Theory
2.3 Contemporary theories

CHAPTER III - Foreign Trade Policy and Trade Flows

3.1 Trade policy instruments
3.1 International trade regulation: measures / indicators
3.2 Trade flows: Portugal in international trade
Main Bibliography AFRICANO, A. P., et al (2018), Comécio Internacional. Teorias, Políticas e Casos Práticos, Almedina, CoimbraRUGMAN, P. R., OBSTFELD, KRUGMAN, P. R. et al (2012), International Economics. Theory and Policy, 9th ed., Pearson – Addison Wesley
MOUSSIS, Nicholas (2000), Guide to European Policies, 6ª ed. revista, European Study Service
RODRIGUES, J. N. e DEVEZAS, T. (2007), PORTUGAL. O Pioneiro da Globalização, Centro Atlântico, Lda, V. N. Famalicão
APPLEYARD. D, FIELD, A. (2001), International Economics. Theory and Policy, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, EUA
LOUÇÃ, F., ASH, MICHAEL (2017), Sombras. A Desordem Financeira na Era da Globalização, Bertrand Editora, Lisboa
SACHS, J. D. (2017), a era do desenvolvimento sustentável, CONJUNTURA ACTUAL EDITORA, Lisboa (cap. 1 a 6)
SCHWAB, K. (2017), A Quarta Revolução Industrial, World Economic Forum – Levoir - PUBLICO
Banco de Portugal: http:// www.bportugal.pt
nstituto Nacional de Estatística: http://www.ine.pt/index.htm


Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-07-06

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