|| EC33120 |
|| INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRADE POLICY |
|| 2006/2007 |
|| Mr Nicholas Perdikis |
|| Semester 1 |
|| EC10120, EC10320, EC10510 and EC10610 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 18 Hours. |
|| Other || 2 Hours. Debate |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours ||80%|
|Semester Assessment|| One piece of coursework - 2500 words||20%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours ||80%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| One piece of coursework - 2500 words||20%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Have a knowledge of the structure, pattern and growth of world trade.
Understand the determinants of trade and empirical evidence.
Appreciate the arguments for and against globalisation.
Have a knowledge of the impact of protective measures on economies and companies.
Understand the rationale behind the formation of economic blocs.
Appreciate the role of the WTO and its dispute settlement procedures.
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the underlying causes of trade patterns, trade policy issues, the role of the WTO and the formation of regional economic blocs.
This module introduces students to the structure, patterns and growth of international trade and its causes, globalisation and the role of trade policy and the WTO as well as examining the reasons for regional economic blocs and their implications.
Introduction - world trade, structure, pattern growth
The determinants of trade patterns
Globalisation and trade policy
Trade policy instruments
The role of the WTO
Regionalism and the world economy
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, communication 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.
** Recommended Text
Appleyard, D and Field, A J International Economics
4th edition. McGraw Hill
Ingham, B International Economics: A European Focus
FT Prentice Hall
Kreinin, M E International Economics
9th Edition. South Western Thompson
Sawyer, W C and Sprinkle, R L International Economics
2nd edition. Pearson Prentice Hall
** Supplementary Text
Kerr, W A and Perdikis, N. (1995) The Economics of International Business
Chapman and Hall
Winters, L A International Economics
4th Edition. Routledge
This module is at CQFW Level 6