Short Courses in Economics

Economics is defined as "the study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in human society" in the Economist's Dictionary of Economics. The objective is to explain how economies work and how economic agents interact. Simply put, economics is the study of how people choose to use resources including, but not limited to the time, the land, buildings, equipment and the knowledge. It has unique methods for analyzing and predicting individual behavior, along with the effects of institutions such as firms and governments, or clubs and religions.Economics is divided into two main branches; microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics looks into the behavior of basic elements in the economy, including individual markets and agents (such as consumers and firms, buyers and sellers). For instance, how the change of the price of a good would influence a family's purchasing decisions would be of interest to microeconomics. Macroeconomics, on the other hand, examines the sum total of the decisions made by individuals in a society. Hence it looks into issues affecting an entire economy such as unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and monetary and fiscal policy. As such, how a change in interest rates would influence national savings would be an issue of interest for macroeconomics.

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Highlights of Law and Economics Certificate Highlights of Law and Economics
  • Jul 2016
  • National  1,430
  • International  1,430
  • 12 days

This Highlights of Law and Economics course from China Europe International Summer School (CEISS) aims to give advanced bachelor and master students (Law, Economics) an insight into the effects of rules, or the lack of these, on the (European) economy, and vice versa, i.e. into how the economy affects rule-making, and to make students familiar with the career opportunities after a Master in Law & Economics or Economics & Law.

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Options in Economics Short Course Options in Economics
  • Jun 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • Not specified
  • Not specified

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Economics, such as "Principles of Economics", "Introduction to Managerial Finance" and "Financial Accounting".

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European Politics and Economy Certificate European Politics and Economy
  • Jul 2016
  • National  1,175
  • International  1,175
  • 12 days

This European Politics and Economy course from China Europe International Summer School (CEISS) offers students an introduction to the political landscape of Europe. Central to the course is the European Union (EU), a political partnership between 28 democratic European countries with almost 500 million citizens, which has become a major player in global politics.

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Highlights of Law and Economics Certificate Highlights of Law and Economics
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA  1,080 per module
  • International  1,080 per module
  • 12 days

The Highlights of Law and Economics course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. This course deals with the highlights of Law & Economics and Europe. In the first part of this course the effects of European Competition Law on the economy are discussed. In the second part of this course the effects of Financial Law on the (European) Economy and the Eurocrisis are discussed. In both weeks students are asked to formulate sustainable solutions for current issues in the domain of European Law and Economics.

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New Economic Powers (Online) Certificate New Economic Powers (Online)
  • Jan 2017
  • EEA  245 per year
  • International  295 per year
  • 3 months

In the global economy of the 21st century, Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) are suddenly emerging as major players, shaking up the existing order, and generating waves of uncertainty around the world. Will the U.S., Japan, and Europe be surpassed by these new economic powers? How did these countries achieve their success? Will that success last? What lessons can be learned from their strategies? And how will the world be reshaped by their emergence?

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Why Economies Rise or Fall Short Course Why Economies Rise or Fall
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

How can a nation create the conditions for economic growth and prosperity, improving people's lives on both the individual and national levels? And what, once these conditions are achieved, can it do to sustain this progress? Do any of the many "isms" under which we organize our economic philosophies hold the answer?

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Pharmacoeconomics Certificate Pharmacoeconomics
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA  950 per module
  • International  950 per module
  • 5 days

Pharmacoeconomics from Utrecht Summer School provides a broad perspective of the field of health economics (specific pharmacoeconomics), including a variety of subjects from views of the different stakeholders to more in-depth methodological approaches, illustrated with examples and exercises.

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Global Economic Issues Short Course Global Economic Issues
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA  1,480 per module
  • International  1,480 per module
  • 1 months

Does minimum wage legislation lead to job losses? Was the United States justified in its protection of its steel industry through high import tariffs? Should the EU protect its footwear producers from Chinese exports? This module enables you to analyse these types of public policy questions in an international context. You will learn how to research, debate issues and present work.

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