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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Course for exchange studentsTransversal/annéesS1S2English
Professeur(s) responsable(s)C.FAVIER
Intervenant(s)Cristina FAVIER

Pré requis

International economics (basics)

Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, the student should be able to :
Establish the gains from trade;
Realise why geography is important in the global economy;
Define export strategies.

Contenu du cours

1. Prelude
1.1 International trade at a glance.
1.2 The benefits of trade;
1.3 Winners and losers;
1.4 Exchange rate regimes.

2. Globalisation and protectionism issues
2.1 Globalisation in perspective;
2.2 Arguments for and against protection;
2.3 Multilateralism, bilateral agreements and regional integration;

3. The continual role of geographical factors
3.1 Principles of economic geography;
3.2 International Business, Export Decisions, and Outsourcing.

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class16,00  
Independent study
Group Project5,00  
Estimated personal workload5,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant26,00  

The final grade is calculated using the following formula:
20% Individual implication during lectures (punctuality, class attendance, interesting contributions to class discussions);
50% Final exam;
30% Group research (20 page report + 10 minute presentation followed by 10 minute discussion). Groups are composed of 2-3 students. Individual research can be accepted exceptionally.
Group research themes include:
1. The expected gains from EU-US agreements (session 3);
2. Silicon Valley (session 4);
3. French Cosmetic Valley (session 4);
4. Ruhr district (session 4);
5. Analysis of a specific cluster (session 4) (for a list of possible case studies see ;

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Presentation
  • Project work
  • Interactive class


Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Mid-term exam2,00150,00
Oral presentation0,20130,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • Krugman et al. (2012). International Economics. 9th edition. Prentice Hall. Pearson education. -

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