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Economic Principles

Business Management
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

The aim of this course is to introduce you to the field of economics and finance. We start by taking into account the history and schools of economic thought. Then, we look into the different economic branches and several topics related to this field. The three main areas of finance are presented afterwards. Lastly, we address the financial system and the economics of financial markets.

Course Content

1. History of economic thought

2. Schools of economics

3. Branches of economics

  a) Microeconomics

  b) Macroeconomics

  c) International economics

4. Economic systems, economic growth and markets

5. Economics and the theory of games

6. Areas of finance

  a) Personal finance

  b) Corporate finance

  c) Public finance

7. The financial system

8. Economics of financial markets


Brian Kettell - Economics for financial markets - Butterworth-Heinemann (2002)

Gross, M. & Heinrichs, H (ed) (2010) Environmental sociology: European perspectives and interdisciplinary challenges. London: Springer

James Bradfield - Introduction to the economics of financial markets - Oxford University Press (2007)

Partha Dasgupta - Economics - A Very Short Introduction - Oxford University Press, USA (2007)