Economics and Business in Dublin, Ireland
May Term 2013
Dates: June 6th-June 22nd, 2013
Dr. Gregory Dempster and Dr. David Gibson
Business 263- The International Business Enviornment
Economics 209- Topics in Political Economy
Business 263- The International Business Enviornment (3) This course is a survey of international business issues related to the economic, political, and human enviornments of international business. In addition, the function operation of global firms is examined. Prerequisite: Economics 101
Economics 209- Topics in Political Economy (3) This course adapts and applies the tools of economics to what are often considered non-economic questions and employs economic analysis to explore related public policy problems. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, war, peace, and conflict resolution; poverty; crime and punishment; and democracy and voting systems. Prerequisite: Economics 101.
Economics 219- Game Theory (3) This course introduces a game theoretical framework to analyze strategies adopted by consumers, firms, or governments when there are competing interests or ends and the outcomes depend on the actions chosen by all of the participants. Topics include simultaneous move, swquential move, perfect information, imperfect information, and bargaining games. Class sessions often involve experiments. Prerequisite: Economics 101.
Depart Washington-Dulles Airport: Thursday June 6th, 2013
Arrive in Dublin, Ireland: Friday June 7th, 2013
Depart Dublin, Ireland: Saturday June 22nd, 2013
Arrive at Washington-Dulles Airport: Saturday June 22nd, 2013
Program Components Include
- 6 Hampden-Sydney credits
- Accommodation at Trinity College, Dublin in twin studio rooms sharing with another Hampden-Sydney College student. Each studio will contain 2 single beds with an en suite bathroom and a shared kitchen. Rooms will be cleaned weekly and a change of bed linens provided and breakfast provided.
- Facilities at Trinity College include a cafeteria where lunch can be purchased, a coin operated launderette, a student union shop and a grocery store. There are also sporting facilities including a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, fitness, theatre and classes, squash, tennis, 5 aside, basketball, volleyball and badminton courts which can be used for an additional fee. Trinity College is located in the center of Dublin close to many shops, restaurants, cafes and other low cost eating options.
- A group welcome meal
- Free WIFI access at Trinity College in the accommodation and classroom. Students not taking a laptop with them will have access to a designated computer lab on campus during their stay.
- Two 5-day rambler tickets for use on the buses in Dublin for 10 non consecutive days travel.
- An orientation program upon arrival in Dublin; student information pack containing handbooks, maps, local area information and a Dublin walking tour with the services of a professional guide.
- Also included in price: academic and cultural visits including a financial walking tour, Dublin literary pub crawl, a theatre performance, a visit to the National Museum, the Book of Kells, the Guiness Storehouse exhibition and assistance with arranging finance related class visits in Dublin.
- A full-day guided excursion by private coach to Wicklow and Glendalough.
- A group farewell meal
$6,195 subject to change
The fee does not include airfare. The group roundtrip airfare, Washington Dulles to Dublin will be priced separately.
$500 non-refundable deposit due by January 25, 2013.
Contact the Office of Global Education and Study Abroad for cost information