731333 Globalisation and rural development

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Kniepert, Martin
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


This lecture will cover history and current developments of globalisation looking at private and public institutions, policies and explaining theories. The focus will be on agricultural and rural development from explicitly global and regional perspectives. Macro-economic developments (namely growth theories) and financial market aspects will be considered where appropriate.


Previous knowledge expected

The course will start from scratch. Still, some background in economic theory would be of some advantage. This could be provided by e.g.
•Wirtschaftliche Grundlagen – Volkswirtschaftslehre (731104)
•Principles of Commodity Markets and Trade Policy (in Eng.) (731325)

Some critical parts of these lectures will be recapitulated briefly in order to assure some common ground.


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students will be able to understand and use the most important arguments dominating the current debate on globalisation. This implies principal knowledge of major institutions, international agreements and policy programs relevant in the field as well as some solid foundation in influential theories on globalisation. Students will be able to define their own position in the context of pro’s and con’s of globalisation and outline possible further work to be done in this field.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.