Статус: Курс обязательный (Программа двух дипломов НИУ ВШЭ и Лондонского университета по международным отношениям)
Направление: 41.03.05. Международные отношения
Кто читает: Факультет мировой экономики и мировой политики
Где читается: Факультет мировой экономики и мировой политики
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 3 модуль
Формат изучения: Full time
Economic geography is a one-module mandatory course offered to the first-year students of the program. The course purports to introduce the students to the geographical mode of thinking in application to various economic phenomena. Thus, we will consider pressing global questions such as how economic change, past and recent, has been shaped by geography and how historical processes affect the economic and social geography of modern societies. After discussing the scope, method, and key theoretical approaches in the subject, the course reviews comparative economic systems and the history of their evolution. Using geographical dimensions of space, place, location, and scale, we then explore different mechanisms of capitalist economy: agricultural, manufacturing, and services production, labor and capital markets, spatial patterns of consumption and trade. Matters of economic development, growth, and integration are also addressed, inasmuch as these are related to geographical conditions of the countries.
- Introduce the students to the geographical mode of thinking in application to various economic phenomena;
- Acquaint the students with the logic of capitalist economic development and its spatial and historical drivers, as well as conventional measures thereof;
- Survey alternative (heterodox) theories of economic development;
- Familiarize the students with the principal concepts of economic policymaking and provide a basic conceptual toolkit for their future studies and research in the broader economic domain.
- Evaluate the applicability and importance of economic geography in analyzing the modes of societies’ and economies’ operation;
- Explain, synthesize, and apply key concepts, techniques, and theoretical approaches in economic geography;
- Establish and analyze spatial patterns of economic development;
- Explain the role of historical, environmental, cultural, and other factors in determining economic activities.
- Introduction. The subject and key concepts of economic geography
- Historical development of economic systems. The genesis of modern capitalism
- Mechanics of the capitalist economy. Economic development: definitions, metrics, and theories
- Primary sector activities. Resources and the resource curseFirst Grand Test
- Geographies of labor and migration. Social structure
- Geographies of capital. Financialization and global banking
- Geographies of production. TNCs, MNCs, global value chains
- Geographies of consumption
- Economic openness, trade, and geography. Economic integrationSecond Grand Test. Final exam — group project presentations
- In-class participation (неблокирующий)In-class participation accounts for a substantial share of the final grade, as it is crucial for learning experience. The students are thus expected to engage with the core ideas of the course as discussed in lectures and readings and to arrive to class well prepared. Participation shall be evaluated in concordance with the HSE-UoL program evaluation rubrics, the Code of Conduct and Expectations (available on the official website) and shall be based on: 1. Student’s contribution to the discussion of a given problem or business case based on the concepts we learn. The quality of student’s comments — critical thinking, relevance to the topic, conceptual links to the previous topics, and rhetorical aptitude — is more important than the quantity of the same. 2. Student’s in-class behavior, including punctuality, non-distraction, constructive and respectful attitude towards her peers and the comments they make.
- Quizzes (неблокирующий)Quizzes are offered at the beginning of each seminar and are based on the contents of the preceding lecture. A quiz consists of ten questions and lasts for no more than seven minutes. Questions may be of either multiple-choice, true/false, or short-answer format.
- First Grand Test (неблокирующий)First and second Grand Tests are offered after fourth and ninth weeks, respectively. Each test is based on both the lectures and readings covered thitherto and consists of 40 questions with 30 minutes time allowed. Questions may be of either multiple-choice, true/false, or short-answer format.
- Second Grand Test (неблокирующий)First and second Grand Tests are offered after fourth and ninth weeks, respectively. Each test is based on both the lectures and readings covered thitherto and consists of 40 questions with 30 minutes time allowed. Questions may be of either multiple-choice, true/false, or short-answer format.
- Final exam (group project) (неблокирующий)
- Промежуточная аттестация (3 модуль)0.2 * Final exam (group project) + 0.15 * First Grand Test + 0.3 * In-class participation + 0.2 * Quizzes + 0.15 * Second Grand Test
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