International Economics - 2016

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment (25%) , Invigilated Exam (50%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 1,305.00
HECS 1,305.00
International 1,555.00

This unit examines the theoretical and policy issues behind growing trade and investment linkages between economies. Topics include multilateral trade negotiations, bilateral trade frictions and other international trade policy developments.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. apply knowledge gained from the theoretical models discussed in the unit to examine international trade between countries
  2. analyse strategic interactions between countries in respect to their trading arrangements
  3. explain the range of international trade organisations and the rules and standards applied to trade relationships between countries.
  • Assignment (25%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Test (25%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

1International Economics - Institutions
2Theories of Trade
3H-O Model
4Economies of Scale and Trade
5Trade Instruments & Commercial Policy
6Exchange Rates
7International Financial Crises & European Union
8Global Political Economy of Elephant Poaching and Ivory Trafficking
9International Trade and Growth in Asian Economies
10TNCs, Investment Linkages & Uneven Development

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • International Economics PNIE


    ISBN: 9781292023380


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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