INTERNATIONAL TRADE

ECO3ITR

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will cover topics in international trade theory such as determinants and patterns of trade and international competitiveness. You will also explore selected topics in international trade policy, including distortions such as import tariffs and export subsidies, and Australia's relationship with Regional Trade Agreements and the World Trade Organisation.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJoanna Poyago-Theotoky

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ECO1DSM or BUS1BUE or ECO1IMI

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsInternational Economics: Theory & Policy, 10th Edition (Global)PrescribedKrugman, Paul R., Maurice Obstfeld, Marc MelitzPEARSON, 2014

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply economic concepts and reasoning to analyse international trade.

Activities:
Tutorial activities, Lectures
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Explain, compare and evaluate mainstream theories of trade under different competitive conditions.

Activities:
Tutorial activities, Lectures
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Manipulate international trade models using simple analytical tools to show how results are derived and how they depend on assumptions.

Activities:
Tutorial activities, Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. Synthesise and communicate solutions to policy questions related to international trade and trade liberalisation.

Activities:
Tutorial activities, Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

France, 2018, Week 02-13, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoanna Poyago-Theotoky

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 02 - 13
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2000 word assignment40 01, 03, 04
One two hour final exam (2000 word equivalent)50 02
Class participation (500 Words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoanna Poyago-Theotoky

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2000 word assignment40 01, 03, 04
One two hour final exam (2000 word equivalent)50 02
Class participation (500 Words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Summer 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoanna Poyago-Theotoky

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 01 - 06
Two 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 01 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 01 - 06
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 01 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2000 word assignment40 01, 03, 04
One two hour final exam (2000 word equivalent)50 02
Class participation (500 Words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04