Economia Internacional - Economia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 3 / 1º Semestre
Plan: 2015/16
Scientific Area: ECO
Level: L3

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical: 48.00
Theorical-Pratical: 32.00
Pratical and Laboratorial:


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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Economia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2015/16

Teaching Staff

Gabriel Augusto Leite Mota
Gabriel Augusto Leite Mota

Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico
Ensino teórico-prático

Course Information

Course Objectivs

1 To understand the causes and consequences of international trade;

2 To understand the pattern of trade between nations;

3 To understand the relationship between market structure and foreign trade; 

4 To know the instruments of trade policy;

5 To understand the political economy of international trade;

6 To understand the main underlying sources of exchange rate behavior both in the short run and in the long term;

7 To understand how international transactions affect the domestic economy  and the conduct of national economic policies;

8 To know the cost and benefits of different exchange rate regimes and the implication of this choice for the economy.

Evaluation Criteria

Classification Type: Quantitative (0-20)
Evaluation Methodology: In the lectures, the teaching methodology is basically the oral exposition supported by PowerPoint and/or lecture notes.  In the tutorials, the teaching methodology is based on problem solving, discussion of  real world case studies and presentation of works prepared by students.  Teaching material includes textbooks, scientific articles, media and internet material  and documents prepared by the teacher. Evaluation consists of an intermediate examination with a weight of 50% of the final mark and a final examination with a weight of 50% of the final mark.  To pass the module, the student needs to achieve a minimum  average of 10 out of 20. Time of resource / improvement: If the student is not approved in the normal time or intends to improve his / her evaluation, he / she should take an overall examination with the weight of 100%

Program Resume (get program detail)

Main Bibliography

P. Krugman, M. Obstfeld and M. Melitz (2012). International Economics: Theory and Policy. Pearson Addison-Wesley.
D. Appleyard, A. Field, and S. Cobb (2010). International Economics. McGraw Hill.
M. H. Guimarães (2005). Economia Política do Comércio Internacional: teorias e ilustrações. Principia.

Other Biographical Sources / Support Documents

Student Support

Tuesdays, from 17h to 18h, with adavnced booking by email.

Associated Links


Terças-feiras, das 17h às 18h, sobr marcação prévia via email. 


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