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Comparative Economic Policy

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Code: KOZNXV4GP02
Name: Comparative Economic Policy
Number of hours per semester: 2+2
Credits: 6
Fall/Spring: Fall and Spring
Language: English
Prerequisites: no formal prerequisites but macroeconomic and economic policy background is welcome
Course type: master
Department: Gazdaságpolitika Tanszék
A Course leader: Dr. Piroska Dóra

Course description: The course introduces the students into comprehensive analysis of economic policy making, covering key areas and concepts of policy analysis framework. The cases are mostly taken from policy developments in selected CEE countries. The aim is to prepare the students to conduct policy analysis research.

Assessment, grading: Lecturer's assessment of class activity and class presentation; assessment of the midterm and final exam performance

Aims and objectives and description of the course: Main topics of the course include
• Macroeconomic environment, business climate – an introduction
• Interrelations between national authorities, the global financial
markets, and international bodies (the EU)
• • Monetary policies, fiscal policies, the regulatory state, and the entrepreneurial state (privatisation and nationalisation)
• Crisis and its management in CEE countries

Time of class: Class schedule (may change depending on availability of guest speaker)
Week 1 Introduction into policy making: concepts and theories
Week 2 Planned economy – market based economy – transition regimes; Regime change as economic policy challenge
Week 3 Business and the state: macroeconomic goals and instruments in modern mixed economies
Week 4 Privatization techniques in CEE; Role of foreign direct investment
Week 5 Monetary policy and banking in CEE
Week 6 Macroeconomic trends in Europe and in the CEE region
Week 7 Macroeconomics and statistics - guest speaker
Week 8 EU and the new member states
Week 9 The road to euro; convergence – nominal and real
Week 10 Reaction of CEE to international financial turbulences
Week 11 Social consequences of the 2008 crisis
Week 12 Case study presentations
Week 13 Case study presentations
Week 14 Nations, sovereignty, Europe- Conclusion of the course
Week 15 Final exam

Learning outcomes: The students are expected to understand the way governments react to economic events. The course prepares the participants to recognize economic policy trends as well as to notice country differences. The students will read and present country analyses based on their own research to prove that they can apply economic policy concepts and policy analysis skills to a given country.

Assignments: oral presentation individually or as part of a small team of a country case

Bibliography:
Compulsory readings:

  • P. A Bod (ed.): Reader

Recommended readings:

  • IMF country documents
  • OECD country report
  • central bank reports
Compulsory readings:
Recommended readings:

 
Instructors:

Dr. Piroska Dóra

Last modification: 2018-09-07 16:38:48

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