Online Course: Latin American Economy and Foreign Trade

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Syllabus of the eLearning Course (Subject): Economy and Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean.

  1. Introduction to the Economy of Latin America
  2. Economic Profile of Latin America
  3. Effects of the global crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean
  4. Post-crisis Scenario
  5. Key challenges: innovation and technological change
  6. International Trade of Latin America
  7. Economic relations between China and Latin America
  8. Growing influence of China and other emerging economies
  9. Regional Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean
  10. Analysis of the Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean published by the ECLAC

The aims of the Online Course / Subject “Latin American Economy” are the following:

  1. To analyse the evolution of the Latin American Economy
  2. To assess the effects of the global crisis in the region
  3. To analyse the intra-Latin American trade
  4. To explore trade relations between China and the Latin American Countries
  5. To evaluate the degree of the Latin American economic integration
The eLearning Course (Subject) “Economy and Integration of Latin America” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs (Bachelors, Master of Science, Doctorates) taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. eLearning Masters of Science (MSc): International Business, Foreign Trade, America
  2. Online Doctorates: Business in America, Foreign Trade and International Marketing
  3. Diploma: Latin American Integration

Languages of study Online Higher Education in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish America Latina Online Tertiary Education in Portuguese America Study, Master in International Business in French Amérique

  1. Credits of the Online Course / Subject “Latin American Economy”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

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Latin America Economy (Online Course)





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Description of the Course / Subject (Online Learning): Economy and Integration of Latin America.

  1. Regional deceleration. Latin American economic growth rate: 1.1%
  2. Mexico and Central America: 2,7%
  3. Causes: global crisis, world trade reduction, and decline in export commodity prices (agricultural, energy, crude oil, and raw materials)
  4. Volatility of financial markets
  5. Diminishing of investment
  6. Unemployment rate: 6%

Latin America Foreign Trade (Online Course)

  1. After six years of uninterrupted growth, the gross domestic product of Latin America and the Caribbean fall by 1.8% and per capita GDP by close to 2.9%
  2. The global crisis hit the region hard at the end of 2008 and early 2009, taking a toll on all of its countrie.
  3. The economic slowdown cut into labour demand, and the unemployment rate is esteemed to rise to 8.3% for the region overall, while the new jobs that have been created are of poorer quality
  4. The effects of the crisis were channelled through the real sector of the economies, damaging what had been the main engines of regional growth
  5. Exports plunged, while the contraction of the economic activity worldwide, together with the drop in International Trade flows, lowered commodity prices, which hurt the terms of the international trade in Latin America
  6. At the same time, revenue from remittances and tourism fell, with Mexico and the Central American countries and the Caribbean suffering the most, and Foreign direct investment (FDI) plummeted by 37%.
  7. Economic Growth is esteemed to be slower in some of the most open economies that have a less diversified portfolio of trade partners and a heavier reliance on manufacturing
  8. The same can be said for the Caribbean Economies, some of which are facing complex financial and exchange-rate situations
  9. The drop in foreign investment was generalised in all the subregions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  10. Brazil continued to be the main recipient of the foreign direct investment (FDI), followed by Chile, Mexico, the Republic of Colombia and Argentina
  11. Among the medium-sized and large economies in Latin America, Chile is the economy with the highest proportion of foreign direct investment concerning its gross domestic product (8%)
  12. As in the past, the services sector received the most amount of the foreign direct investment, while the primary sector (agriculture, mining, and hydrocarbons) experienced a relative drop.
  13. The United States continued to be the main investor in the region, followed by Spain and Canada

Economy Integration in Latin America

Source: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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