12 August 2016
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This module introduces students to the most important drivers of economic globalisation: international trade and investment.
Is international trade good or bad for the environment? Should developing countries attract multinational corporations? What is the World Trade Organization, and why is it important? Why do countries negotiate so many regional economic agreements, and what are their effects? These are some of the topics explored in the module, through a combination of political, legal, and economic perspectives.
Dr Lauge Poulsen is a lecturer in International Political Economy. He works on the politics of international law, foreign investment and energy. He has previously worked for the University of Oxford, the Brookings Institution, and the LSE.
This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). No prior subject knowledge is required for this module, but students are expected to have a have keen interest in the area.
Upon successful completion of this module, students will:
Have an awareness of some of the most important legal and political institutions governing economic globalisation;
Have developed an understanding of the economics of international trade and investment;
Be able to critically assess the costs and benefits of the international trade and investment regimes for governments, firms, and other stakeholders;
Have developed an understanding of some of the cutting-edge research in international political economy.
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 0.5 UCL
GBP 1750: Students joining us for six weeks (two modules) will receive a tuition discount of £500.
GBP 900: Students may select a room in our designated Summer School residence for a fee of £900 per block. The residence is within 20 minutes walk of UCL and comprises of single occupancy bedrooms with private bathroom and shared, fully-equipped kitchen. Bedding, wifi, coin operated laundry and 24 hour security are provided.
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