COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: ALBANIAN ECONOMY II
Code Course Type Regular Semester Theory Practice Lab Credits ECTS
ECO 416 B 2 3 0 0 3 7.5
Lecturer and Office Hours: Eglantina Hysa
Second Lecturer(s): NA
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: NA
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Elective
Classroom and Meeting Time:
Course Description: This course offers an advanced introduction to the dynamics and some enduring problems of the Albanian economy. The course is designed for students who are interested in economic issues of Albanian economy. The course will analyses and study the political and economic situation of Albania.
Course Objectives: This course offers an advanced introduction to the dynamics and some enduring problems of the Albanian economy. The course is designed for students who are interested in economic issues of Albanian economy. The course will analyses and study the political and economic situation of Albania.
COURSE OUTLINE
Week Topics
1 Globalization, foreign trade liberalization
2 Labor Market, Unionization, Participation, Employment, Unemployment
3 Public Enterprises, Privatization and Regulation
4 Income Distribution and Poverty
5 Energy Economics: Perspectives from Albanian economy
6 Environmental Economics: Perspectives from Albanian economy
7 Informal (Shadow, Hidden) Economy in Albania
8 Midterm/Economics of Education
9 Gender Issues in the Albania Economy
10 Impact of the 2008 Global Economic Crisis on Albania economy
11 Albania Economy in 2025
12 Albanian economy and EU
13 Economic impact of European Integration
14 Albanian economy and economic development of the region.
Prerequisite(s):
Textbook: There is no required textbook of the course. Course readings will be made available by the lecturer.
Other References:
Laboratory Work:
Computer Usage:
Others: No
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 Students will be able to analyze current political and economic issues in Albania, and critically evaluate the policy options.
2 Evaluate the impact of the European Union on these in Albanian economy.
3 Learn about the labor market, employment and unemployment.
4 Analyze the impact of the financial crisis.
5 Compare and analyze the current situation of the Albanian economy with other countries of the Balkan region.
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO... PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
MSc BAF Program
COURSE EVALUATION METHOD
Method Quantity Percentage
Midterm Exam(s)
1
40
Presentation
1
10
Final Exam
1
40
Attendance
10
Total Percent: 100%
ECTS (ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD)
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 12 12
Assignments 0
Final examination 1 20 20
Other 2 11 22
Total Work Load:
150
Total Work Load/25(h):
6
ECTS Credit of the Course:
7.5