ECO1019 : Global Economy

  • Module Leader(s): Dr David Barlow
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


To enhance understanding of global and European economic issues; to provide a historical and analytical framework for such an understanding; to introduce data sources.

Outline Of Syllabus

Industrialisation and global economic integration
Gains from trade
International institutions and agreements
Critics of the International Institutions
Foreign Direct Investment and other Financial Flows
International inequalities and differential development
Modeals of Economic Development
Population Growth and the Environment
Underdevelopment in Africa
Japanese Economic Development
Newly-Industrialising Economies
The Chinese Economy
The Indian Economy
The Latin American Economies

History of European Economy
European Union, single market, single currency
Key EU economies
The communist economy
EU enlargement
Non-EU economies (Russia etc)
Conflict in Europe (Balkans, Caucasus)
Europe in crisis

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion150:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture301:0030:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading150:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study164:0064:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide the essential overview of the subject matter. Reading list and Blackboard material encourage students to explore issues and their impact on particular areas of the world.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination901A50N/A
Written Examination902A50N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Exam tests students breadth of knowledge through multiple choice and short answer questions.

Reading Lists


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