GBS Economics Session 2018


Saturday, 17 March, 2018 - 09:00 to Sunday, 18 March, 2018 - 19:30
German Business School

This session is tailored to help you understand how economies and global trade work. The course clarifies the impact of the economic development on your company and everyday life. It will take place on Sat. 17th and Sun. 18th March 2018, at German Business School with Prof. Habib Zitouna.

If you have ever wondered why the cost of a ticket to your favorite band’s last concert was so expensive, why you are paid so little in your job, why your petrol is taxed so heavily, or why it is more expensive to get into a night club at weekends than during the week, or if you have ever wondered what influences the rate at which you change your currency into another when you go on holiday, why some people seem to be some richer than others, or why some firms make more profits than others, then studying economics will be interesting for you ! In fact, whether you know it or not, you are already an important part of the economic system. You are consuming goods and services, and influencing the demand for them. You may also have a job, and so help to generate goods & services if you are working, you are also paying taxes that are used to finance the provision of other products. However, simply being part of an economy is one thing; studying is another.

“By the end of the session you emerge as a student who can read as well as a law graduate, compute as well as a statistician.”

  • Abstract & Simplify in order to identify & model the essence of a problem.
  • Analyze & Reason both deductively and inductively.
  • Marshal evidence & to assimilate, structure and analyze qualitative & quantitative data.
  • Communicate concisely results to wide audience, including those with no training in Economics.
  • Think critically about the limits of one’s analysis in a broader socio-economic context.
  • Draw economic policy inferences and to recognize the potential constraints in their implementation.
  • Apply literary and information-processing skills, as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Handle strong data.
  • Develop a wide range of communication skills (verbal, written, presentational) to working with other people often across a range of fields and interests and analyzing things at a regional, national and international level.

“You will not be short of the skills that employer’s prize.”

You could also consider moving into the following areas:

Consulting, Teaching, Advertising, Investment Banking, Retail Banking, Marketing, Consumer Products, Retail Management, Sales, Politics, Accounting & Finance, Math’s or Statistics, International Relations, Sociology, Human Geography, History…

“Economics is very transferable, useful & interesting Session”

 

Programme: 
March17
Prof. Habib Zitouna

Topics :

  • Institutions and Economic Development
  • Inclusive institutions and Economic Development
  • Development policies and Role of the State in Tunisia
March17

Break

March17

Topics :

  • Constraints to growth in Tunisia and implication for private investments
  • Growth Diagnostic
  • Binding Constraints to growth in Tunisia
March17

Lunch break

March17

Topics :

  • Investment incentives and private sector promotion policies
  • Investment incentives
  • Private sector promotion policies
  • International Trade Liberalization and Export promotion policies
March17

Break

March17

Topics :

  • Business Climate in Tunisia ( a Debate )
March18

Topics : 

  • Monetary Policy and Inflation
  • Objectives and Instruments of the Monetary Policy
  • Monetary stability and Inflation in Tunisia
March18

Break

March18

Topics :

  • Exchange rates and the Balance of payments
  • Exchange rates and Currency systems
  • Balance of Payments
March18

Lunch break

March18

Topics :

  • Fiscal policy and Debt
  • Fiscal policy and macroeconomic imbalances
  • Origin and consequences of External Debt
March18

Break

March18

Topics : 

  • Structural Reforms and Macroeconomic Instability ( a Debate )
Université Internationale de Tunis

Prof. Habib Zitouna

Professor of Economics - General Secretary of the Tunisian Association of Economists.
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