In an increasingly globalised economy, there is a growing need for economists who understand theeffects of international trade flows, investments and policies. Furthermore, the rise of China as an economic superpower has vast implications for companies and countries alike. This programme will provide you with knowledge of the current affairs of China’s economy based on the methods of advanced economics and economic history.
The programme combines standard economic methods and theories with careful analysis of China’s economy. Courses are designed to give you specific insight into China’s economic macro-policies, institutions and the micro-level development of markets and firms. As a graduate you will be able to assist companies and institutions in navigating an increasingly financially integrated and competitive global economy.
Through this programme, you will acquire an extensive knowledge of China’s economic institutions and the methods used to study them. You will obtain a broad theoretical knowledge of international economics and economic history. You will also participate in a study tour to Fudan University in Shanghai and conduct fieldwork in China.
We offer high quality teaching by leading researchers in the field. With close connections to business community our courses often feature guest lectures by top management in international firms. With a Master’s in International Economics with a Focus on China, you will be able to tackle important real-world issues in this age of globalisation and financial integration.
Before the programme starts, you will choose to follow either the economics specialisation or the economic history specialisation.
The programme contains three types of courses (core courses, specialisation courses, and electives). All courses consist of 7.5 credits. The programme ends with a degree project (15 credits) in economics or economic history, depending on your chosen specialisation.
Core courses: The following three courses combine a profound knowledge of China's economic macro-policies, micro-level development of markets and firms and China's embeddedness into the Asia Pacific growth region: The Chinese Economy; Institutions, Markets and Firms in a Chinese Context; China and the Asia Pacific.
Specialisation courses Economics: Advanced Econometrics; Advanced Microeconomic Analysis. Elective course in Economics or Economic History (7.5 credits).
Specialisation courses Economic History: Econometrics; Research Design. Elective course in Economic History (7.5 credits).
A Master’s in International Economics with a Focus on China provides you with excellent career opportunities. There is high demand for graduates with an in-depth knowledge of the Chinese economy and China’s role in the Asia-Pacific and the global economy. Prospective employers are internationally operating companies, various areas of the financial sector, such as commercial banks, insurance companies, stock exchanges, government authorities and public institutions.
Furthermore, graduates will be qualified for employment at private research centres. Many international institutions have a constant demand for economists, for example the UN, ILO, EU, ECB, OECD, IMF, the World Bank and various aid agencies such as SIDA.
Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/International-Economics-China
Why Lund University?
Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Rankings 2017/2018, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.
If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.
The University is located in Lund – a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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Last updated November 9, 2017