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Economic Policy

Module name (EN): Economic Policy
Degree programme: International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2008
Module code: BAIBA-510
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam, presentation

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BAIBA-510 International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2008, semester 5, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
BAIBA-120 Microeconomics

[updated 01.02.2011]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
BAIBA-610 Foreign Trade and Payments

[updated 29.11.2019]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Uwe Leprich
Prof. Dr. Uwe Leprich

[updated 01.02.2011]
Learning outcomes:
Based on the theoretical foundations of economic policy and a discussion of central regulatory policy issues, students will deepen the knowledge already gained in the micro- and macroeconomic courses and be able to apply it to selected fields of action in economic policy. This involves learning about the various financial instruments and how they work, as well as the importance of institutional framework conditions. Students will become familiar with the possibilities and limits of economic policy action in the context of economic and socio-political objectives. By discussing current topics, students will have learned to critically reflect upon and present different positions.

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Module content:
- Principles of economic policy
- Competition policy
- Environmental policy
- Labor market and wage policy
- Social policy
- Fiscal policy
- Foreign trade and globalization

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Teaching methods/Media:
This module combines a lecture, presentations and exercises/tutorials. Students will be encouraged to carry out critical discussions about current economic policy topics, based on selected documents.

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Recommended or required reading:
- Ahrns, Hans-Jürgen/Feser, Hans-Dieter: Wirtschaftspolitik. Problemorientierte Einführung, 7., unwesentl. veränderte Auflage, München/Wien: R. Oldenbourg, 1997
- Koch, Walter und Christian Czogalla: Grundlagen der Wirtschaftspolitik. Lucius & Lucius, Stuttgart, latest edition.
- Jahreswirtschaftsbericht: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft. Jahreswirtschaftsbericht der Bundesregierung, latest edition.
- Mussel, Gerhard und Jürgen Pätzold: Grundfragen der Wirtschaftspolitik. Vahlen Verlag, latest edition.

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