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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Bachelor in International Business2S1English
Professeur(s) responsable(s)F.GUNERI

Pré requis

Knowledge of basic terms in Economics and International Economics

Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
1. Understand the actual economic events with the support of principal theories
2. Compare the productivity and economic development among different countries
3. Draw and explain production possibility curves to explain the advantages and disadvantages in production
4. Write an assignment about a country’s position in international trade
5. Speak about different examples from professional reviews and online social networking sources

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

Programme (detailed contents):
Session 1 From the Theory of Absolute Advantages to the Theory of Comparative Advantages
Session 2 Comparative Advantages and Unit Labor Costs
Session 3 The Productivity Level
Session 4 Extensions of the Ricardian Model
Session 5 The risks of specialisations
Session 6 Factor Endowments and International Trade : the Hecksher-Ohlin Model
- The Theorem of Hecksher and Ohlin
- The Implications of the Theory H-O
- Opennes and Employment
- The Paradox of Leontief and the Other Empirical Tests of the Model H-O


Full semestre of courses with numerical examples and question&answer sessions

Main difficulties for students:

Missing knowledge in new subjects

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class22,50  
Independent study
Group Project22,50  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant45,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Presentation
  • Project work


How do you assess that the objectives have been reached?

At the end of some courses I will realize question &answer sessions which will allow me to measure their knowledge level and also their interest to this course

How does your assessment system help the student to reach the objectives?

They will study in autonomus way in order to be ready for case study group works and question&answer sessions. Also because the course will be very interactive they will always update and share what they learn

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Final Exam
Written exam2,00140,00
Continuous assessment
TOTAL     100,00


  • International Economics - Krugman 2010

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