Ireland, Europe and the Global Economy

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ireland, Europe and the Global Economy

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Economics, International Economics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Principles of Economics

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course draws upon economic theory and empirics to consider Ireland?s evolving role in the global economy, insofar as this constitutes an essential part of the context within which government, enterprises and citizens operate, and their behaviour understood and evaluated. Central themes in the course are the nature and extent of the integration of product and factor markets, the operation of domestic and supra-national institutions in managing that integration and their conduct of economic policy. Particular themes may include a survey of contemporary developments in the Ireland and the global economy, the applied economics of economic growth and innovation, the economics of human capital and labour markets, fiscal policy institutions and strategies, capital mobility and the design of macroeconomic policy within the European Union. The course places particular emphasis on a comparative and historical situating of Ireland?s economic experience within Europe, and within the European Union especially.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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