Math Pre-program, videos EC1-130-I-M
This material serves as an introduction to basic mathematical concepts: basic rules about numbers and their operations equations and other topics such as notation and logic.
This course is intended as general reference material for introductory courses.Academic Area:Others
Es nuestro primer caso interactivo narrado en formato cómic, de modo que permite al alumno una comprensión visual del conflicto del restaurante de cocina fusión Sunnsett y el local adyacente. El alumno debe asumir el rol del abogado de los propietarios del restaurante y, por medio de un buscador interactivo, puede encontrar información referente al caso, guardarla, compartirla con su grupo de trabajo y descargarla, para elaborar una propuesta contractual que solucione el problema presentado.
El profesor puede controlar el progreso de los alumnos a través de una pantalla diseñada para ser proyectada en el aula, en la que pueden verse las búsquedas realizadas así como el porcentaje de búsquedas totales de cada equipo. También tiene acceso a toda la documentación del caso, así como a la información completa del mismo. El profesor tiene a un solo clic todos los materiales que precisa para generar un buen debate en el aula.Academic Area:Others | Law
Current Topics in Economic Policy EC2-112-I
This note provides an exhaustive review of economic policy and is broken into six parts that explain historical, conceptual and economic policy elements necessary for understanding the current state of the global economy. It begins by covering a historical review of world policy and goes into detail about how the economy of various countries has developed, especially after the Second World War. The second part covers fiscal policy and focuses on aspects of public sector activity such as taxation, budget and deficit financing as well as recessions, how they affect different classes and how social suffering is distributed through fiscal and macroeconomic adjustments. The third part discusses how money affects economic activity and employment and the effects of expanding the money supply using historical examples. The next part provides details on the policies and events around the world leading to the Great Recession. Then, the economy of Latin America and its recessions are discussed, with a special focus on Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico and Chile. Lastly, the text goes into exchange rate policy and describes different regimes and how the regime is selected for different countries.Academic Area:Economic Environment & Public Affairs
The Logistics of the Roman Grain Trade: Details and … AH1-002-I
Goes over the logistics of the Roman grain trade in a language that is accessible to the non-specialist. It explains how grain was transported across the Roman Empire and covers the challenges of doing this. It also explains who the key people were who played a role in the grain trade and how it was financed. It is intended to uncover many of the managerial difficulties implied in such a task back then and what it means for management nowadays.Academic Area:Organisational Behaviour | Economic Environment & Public Affairs | Operations & Supply Chain Management | Others
African Parks: An NGO in action saving Africa´s wild … EC1-127-I
This case focuses on one of the thorniest problems of the 21st century, which is how to save wilderness and ecosystems at a time when the countries where they are concentrated in are immersed in a rapid development process and resource hunger around the world is stronger than ever. The NGO that is analyzed in the case, a South African-based NGO called African Parks, has developed an innovative approach to preserving natural spaces and species that combines private, charitable finance and efficient private management with local government cooperation. African Parks now spans seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa and sees its task as preserving the iconic ecosystems of the continent from destruction. The case poses critical questions about: how to solve the “tragedy of the commons” while promoting local development; how private managers can address social issues, especially through the PPP (Public-Private Partnership) formula; and how the unique traits of NGOs make them ideal partners to tackle problems that the free market does not easily solve, in cooperation with governments and the private sector.Academic Area:Economic Environment & Public Affairs
Case Study: Cost Theory and Market Structures EC1-137-I
This case presents students with exercises to put into practice economic concepts such as market structures, elasticity, supply and demand curves. Students are asked to calculate cost and revenues values, and then use these values to construct market structure models. It is a useful case to use in introductory economics courses because of its practical nature.Academic Area:Economic Environment & Public Affairs
Principales conceptos sobre métodos cuantitativos DO2-129-M
This is a series of videos that help students to understand the main concepts covered in the Quantitative Methods course. These videos are enhanced through the use of presentations and diagrams on an interactive whiteboard in order to simplify the understanding of the topics. The topics covered are the following:
- Introduction to Probability
- Conditional Probability and Bayes’ Theorem
- Random Variables
- The Normal Distribution
- Sampling & Confidence Intervals
- Hypothesis TestingAcademic Area:Operations & Supply Chain Management
Economic Superpowers EC2-110-I-M
This interactive tutorial focuses on GDP and its importance as an indicator of economic well-being. Using the information provided, students will make GDP predictions for the world's largest economies, for the next 15 years. After justifying their reasoning the application will automatically simulate their results and create a student-specific GDP ranking for the future.
Students also have the opportunity to rank the importance of a series of factors for deciding the growth rates of each nation. A professor's page compiles the results of the class and when displayed in class encourages a lively debate.Academic Area:Economic Environment & Public Affairs
XP Oil Corporation in the Orinoquia Region NG1-118-I
XP Oil Corporation (XP) won the bid for building an oil pipeline for natural gas in the Orinoquia region of Colombia. According to previous experiences, the bottleneck for the construction was the delay in negotiating easements (rights to pass through the land) with the farmers and ranchers. Huge amounts of petroleum had been discovered in the region during the 1990s but the company was new to the region. Other international companies had some years of experience with this type of negotiations, not only for building pipelines but also for prospecting geological studies, purchasing land for oil drilling and building roads and electric lines. XP carefully selected and hired fifteen experienced professionals for a team of land easement negotiations and was facing the challenge of setting negotiation policies and guiding the group. A hired consultant conducted personal interviews with the team members. The case is a summary of his notes and perceptions about the negotiation culture in the region, as well as possible ways to deal with them.
The names are fictitious, but the case and data are real.Academic Area:Others | Negotiation