Subject details

  • Topics
    • International Economics - Institutions
    • Theories of Trade
    • H-O Model
    • Economies of Scale and Trade
    • Trade Instruments & Commercial Policy
    • Exchange Rates
    • International Financial Crises & European Union
    • Global Political Economy of Elephant Poaching and Ivory Trafficking
    • International Trade and Growth in Asian Economies
    • TNCs, Investment Linkages & Uneven Development
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

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

  1. apply knowledge gained from the theoretical models discussed in the subject 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 1 - Test (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assignment (25%)

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 subject

Entry Requirements

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject 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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