EC1111 is an introductory course that examines policy issues of international dimension both from a theoretical and an empirical perspective. The course introduces the economic study of a number of current international 'problems' and the policy alternatives to deal with them. The course combines basic economic theory with applied analysis of policy as well as illustrative case studies. The theoretical element of the course is at a level suitable for students taking EC1101 (Principles of Economics).
A further objective of the course is to develop the ability to discuss international economic issues while improving written communication and presentation skills.