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. 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.
Through this programme you will:
- acquire an extensive knowledge of China´s economic institutions
- obtain a broad theoretical knowledge of international economics and economic history
- conduct field work at Fudan University, Shanghai
The labour market for economists with a specialisation in International Economics is naturally broadening in an increasingly globalised world. Intensifying trade relations and cross country investment flows with East Asia, and particularly China as the new growth pole of the Asia-Pacific region, create a constant demand for economists with strong expertise on China’s economy. Currently, qualified economists are in short supply.
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.