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Tantárgy adatlap

World Economics

Tantárgy adatlap letöltése: Letöltés

A tantárgy kódja: KOZNXV4VI53
A tantárgy megnevezése (magyarul): World Economics
A tantárgy neve (angolul): World Economics
A tanóra száma (Előadás + szeminárium + gyakorlat + egyéb): 2+2
Kreditérték: 6
A tantárgy meghirdetésének gyakorisága: every fall semester
Az oktatás nyelve: English
Előtanulmányi kötelezettségek: none
A tantárgy típusa: mandatory
Tantárgyfelelős tanszék: Világgazdasági Intézet
A tantárgyfelelős neve: Vigvári Gábor

A tantárgy szakmai tartalma: This course provides a foundation for relatively new and interdisciplinary strands within the science of economics. Apart from underlying abstract theories about globalization, the students will get acquired with the spatial dimension of economic trends (economic geography), and with the interrelation between economics and social structures. As a special geographic focus, the Central and Eastern European region will be in the limelight during the semester.
The course is organized as lectures and seminars.

Évközi tanulmányi követelmények: The course is consisted of lectures and seminars.
1) On the seminars, each student has to prepare with a presentation of high quality, after careful consultations with the course leader.
2) The presentation has to be submitted in written form as an essay, following the rules of academic writing. (More details about essay will be clarified on the course.)

1) Assesment of presentation:
• the quality of the content presentation: theoretical background, presentation of given information, presentation of relevant data, the quality of the argument(s): 10 points
• the quality of the presentation (language, slides, etc.): 4 points
• The quality of the questions asked from the fellow students and the quality of the discussion: 6 points

2) A small essay has to be completed about the topic of the presentation. In this paper of which length shouldn’t be more than 10 page please try to summarize the material you have read, ask some questions and try to include your own thoughts as well. Please, do not copy-paste! The method and deadline of essay submission is to be discussed in the first class.

+) Additional 20 points are distributed for classroom activity.
Class attendance is mandatory for seminars only.

Vizsgakövetelmény: Written final exam

Az értékelés módszere: Written final exam: 40 points
Presentation + Essay: 20+20 points
Participation on seminars: 20 points

After missing more than three seminars, no point can be given for participation.
Grades are non-negotiable. Please take into account that any complaints concerning the points of the midterm and final written exams (except for obvious adding mistakes) will result in a re-evaluation of the entire test.

It is in my interest that you receive the best possible grade on this course. Due to this, I will be available throughout the semester for consultation, either by e-mail, during our office hours or by appointment.

Grading is according to the standard grading table: 51%, 63%, 75%, 87%

Tananyag leírása: 1-2) Theories about globalization. The new economic geography. 14 September
Overview of globalisation studies (world-system theory, transnationalism, glocalisation). The neoclassical answer to globalisation (flat-world model) and the New Economic Geography.
The Blackwell Companion to Globalization. Ed. by Georg Ritzer. The Blackwell Publishing, pp.125-143.
Paul Krugman: The New Economic Geography, now Middle-Aged. Prepared for presentation to the Association of American Geographers, April 16, 2010
No Seminar on this occasion.

3) The economics of semi-peripheries.
Central & Eastern Europe, from a global perspective; socio-economic processes in transition and emerging markets.
Globalisation and the New Semi-Peripheries. Ed. by Owen Worth and Phoebe Moore. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009. pp.9-57.

4) Growth and inequality.
The neoclassical concept of growth. Growth and spatial inequalities. Startup ecosystems and the techno-pessimistic criticism. How to measure spatial disparities. Behemoths, oligarchy and the Global Cities.
Lecture notes.

5) Post-fordism and Global Cities.
The forms of urbanisation, re-urbanisation. The NyLonKong-phenomenon, the concept of City Regions, megacities. World cities in small states: Polisisation in CEE.
The Blackwell Companion to Globalization. Ed. by Georg Ritzer. The Blackwell Publishing, pp.255-271.

6) Developmental states, development policies
The concept of developmental states and its neoclassical critique. Strategies and tools of development policies. The ambiguous role of cities in regional development. The Regional Competitiveness Index of the EU.
Lecture Notes.

7) The economics of cultural diversity
Literature: Jessie Bakens, Peter Nijkamp and Jacques Poot: E Pluribus Prosperitas: on cultural diversity and economic development. In: The Economics of Cultural Diversity. Edited by Peter Nijkamp, Jacques Poot and Jessie Bakens
Victor Ginsburgh, Shlomo Weber: The Economics of Linguistic Diversity. How Many Languages Make Sense? Princeton University Press, 2010.

8) The economics of language
The gravity model of international trade. The role of lingual diversity and distance in product personalities. Branding and naming strategies on the global market.
Barry R. Chiswick: The Economics of Language: An Introduction and Overview. Bonn, 2008. + Lecture Notes.

9) The economics of heritage
Heritage, as an economic resource. Economic incentives in museumification and in the development of heritage sites.
Handbook on the Economics of Cultural Heritage. Ed. by Ilde Rizzo, Anna Mignosa. 2013. Chapters 3,5,7,11,17

10) Economics of transnationalisation
Tourism, expats, migration – the form of cultural penetration in the globalized world. The „globalization of nothing”. Summary of the whole semester.
The Blackwell Companion to Globalization. Ed. by Georg Ritzer. The Blackwell Publishing, Chapters 16-20, 26.
Georg Ritzer: Rethinking Globalization: Glocalization/Grobalization and Something/Nothing. Sociological Theory, Vol. 21, No. 3 (Sep., 2003), pp. 193-209

Órarendi beosztás: According to the Neptun

Kompetencia leírása: • The student knows the basic models of international economics
• The student is able to distinguish between different theories, can compare them with each other
• The student can apply the different theories for explaining real life examples
• The student can see the connections between economic theories and the structure of the world economy
• The student understands the basic institutional problems of the world economy

Félévközi ellenőrzések: Seminar work, see above

A hallgató egyéni munkával megoldandó feladatai: See above

Szak neve: Applied economics, BA; International and business, MA (catch up)

Kötelező irodalom:

  • Lecture Notes - István Kollai: Central Europe from a global perspective.

Ajánlott irodalom:

  • See above
Ajánlott irodalmak:
Kötelező irodalmak:

A tantárgy oktatói:

Kollai István

Utolsó módosítás: 2018-09-03 09:54:25


Kurzus kódTipusFélévOktatói
EElmélet2018/19/1Kollai István
GGyakorlat2018/19/1Kollai István

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