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Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is give the students a basic understanding of basic microeconomic issues and for macroeconomic issues, in particular relating to the role of foreign trade in creating economic welfare.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to 1) identify central parts of the circular flow of income 2) interpret national accounts and statistics 3) describe the roles and tasks of the trade organisations 4) derive effects of monetary police measures 5) describe central theories in foreign trade 6) calculate central foreign trade accounts 7) describe economic relations with our neighbouring countries' 8) decribre international cooperations 9) identify the term busnessculture

Course contents

- demand, supply, and the market - the determination of national income - the government and resource allocation - monetary policy - business culture - labour market - foreign trade and the current account - international trade theories - international economic relations

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Additional information

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Recommended or required reading

Kurslitteratur: Eklund, Klas. Vår ekonomi: En introduktion till samhällsekonomin. Norstedts Akademiska Förlag 2010. Holmvall Leif och Åkesson Arne. Export och import - att göra internationella affärer. 2010. Liber. ISBN 91-47-09099-0 Moberg, Claes och Palm Gunnar. Internationell ekonomi. Studentlitteratur 2006. ISBN 91-44-04636- 7 Övrig litteratur på området Cameron, Duncan, Ekström, Cege, Holmvall, Leif, Uhlin, Björn. Internationell ekonomi – En värld i förändring. Liber Ab 2008. ISBN 978-91-47-08822-5. Hellsten L, Osarenkhoe A.; Internationell Ekonomi, Lund 2000. ISBN 91-89300-00-9

Study activities

  • Lectures - 35 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 6 hours
  • Practical exercises - 5 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 57 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

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12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2013-10-25 - Exams
  • 2013-10-27 - Reports and productions

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