International Trade

International Trade

Year: 2017-2018
Course code: ECON4018
Course credits: 15
Taught: Semester 1
Course co-ordinator: Dr Eva Pocher
Entry requirements: Normally admission to an honours programme in Economics.
Available to visiting students:Yes
Contact for more information: Megan Lee

Course description

This course provides students with a basic foundation in international trade.  The first part of the course deals with trade issues assuming perfectly competitive markets, before going on to consider trade models that assume imperfect competition. Students will consequently be able to analyse current issues in international trade, including trade policy, with reference to different trade paradigms. The final part of this course examines issues related to economic geography. Students should take this course since it provides them with an exposition of key issues in international trade and related policy issues.

Learning and teaching methods

20 hours of lectures (10 x 2 hours), Monday, 16:00-18:00

Course texts

Feenstra R., and A. Taylor (3rd edn.) (2014). International Trade, Worth Publishers, New York

Assessment

An essay of 2,000 words (30%)
A 2-hour degree exam (April/May) (70%)