International Economics

Economics is a social science that studies the behavior of social systems – such as markets, corporations, unions, international institutions, legislatures, and even families – through the lens of a unified analytical framework. The focus is on the way individuals make decisions and how those decisions add up, and interact with one another, to produce the social systems we observe. Ultimately, economics offers insights into the study and design of policies to improve the performance of the system.

What will students learn?

To understand and apply this approach, the students learn the following:

  • The basic elements of microeconomic theory including consumer choice, the impact on resource allocation of different market structures, game theory, general equilibrium analysis, and asymmetric information.
  • The measurement of output and prices, along with theories of economic growth, business cycles, and fiscal and monetary policy.
  • The fundamentals of international trade and finance.
  • Elementary statistics, probability theory, statistical inference, electronic data acquisition and computer applications.
  • The theory and applications of regression analysis, with emphasis on the main techniques for estimating economic relationships and testing economic hypotheses.
  • The application of economic theory and empirical analysis to a range of topics including labor, industrial organization, development, and the public sector.
  • The elements of original research and writing, from posing a question, to summarizing the literature, modeling, gathering data, establishing causality and drawing conclusions.

Career Oppotunities

Economics graduates build successful careers in business, public service and the voluntary sectors.

Economics graduates are employed in a range of sectors and roles, which may or may not be related to the discipline. They work in manufacturing, transport, communications, insurance, consulting, charitable organizations and public services. Graduates have gone on to work in a number of different institutions and sectors including:

  • Multinational firms;
  • International banks;
  • Corporate banks;
  • Start-ups and venture capital firms;
  • Consultancy firms; Research institutes;
  • Government ministries.

Ukrainian universities are committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market.