|| EC33210 |
|| INTERNATIONAL TRADE POLICY |
|| 2001/2002 |
|| Mr Nicholas Perdikis |
|| Semester 2 |
|| (EC10120 and EC10320) or (EC10510 and EC10610) |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 18 Hours |
|| Debate || 2 Hours |
|| Exam || 1.5 Hours || 100% |
The overall aim of the module is to provide students with a thorough and critical understanding of trade policy issues. In particular the theoretical underpinning of trade policy will be explored as will the political economy of trade policy. International institutions such as GATT and WTO will be examined as well as the various types of trade restrictions. The implications of "environmental" and "social" issues on trade will be discussed. The trend towards 'regionalism' in the world economy and its implications for world trade will also be examined.
On completion students should have an understanding of:
the arguments for and against free trade;
the institutions and policies that shape trade;
the impact of the various measures used to protect economies;
the reasons for the establishment of economic blocs and their potential effect on world trade.
More specifically by taking this module students will enhance several transferable skills. Attendance at lectures should help note taking. Essay writing will enhance writing as well as time management skills and problem solving. The debates should also enhance teamwork, communiction and presentational skills and reinforce further time management skills. The inclusion of web sites and encouragement to use the library fully should help to enhance basic IT and research skills.