International Economics

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Economics

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Economics, International Economics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisites EC4101, EC4102 and EC4004.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    The world economy: recent trends in trade and capital flows Traditional trade theories, The Mercantilists, Smith, Ricardo, Heckscher-Ohlin, Modern trade theories, Monopolistic Competition and Imperfect Competition Trade policy; theory of Tariffs, Non-tariff barriers Trade policy; practice, The political economy of trade policy, Strategic trade policy International production factors: labour and capital mobility, the welfare effects of labour and capital mobility. Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Corporation, Theories explaining NCs and FDI.

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.

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