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Module Title LH International Trade Policy
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 08 28539
Module Lead Wanyu Chung
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Co-requisites LH International Trade Theory - (08 28540)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Guided independent study-80 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module follows on from International Trade Theory, using the theoretical models covered as the basis for further policy analysis. While the focus is mainly on understanding the theory underlying policy choices, examples are used to illustrate the ideas. It begins by examining global and regional moves towards free trade, and how these interact with each other. This is followed by sections on strategic trade policy, which analyses trade policy under oligopoly, and political economy, with analysis of both median voter and lobbying models. There follows an analysis of the motivation for foreign direct investment (FDI), focusing on the choice between FDI and exporting and the impact of trade policy on this choice. The final section considers the effects of technological change on trade and of trade on growth.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • demonstrate an advanced, systematic knowledge and understanding of alternative reasons for using trade policy and the institutions governing trade;
  • critically analyse how economic theory is used to formulate trade policy;
  • critically evaluate the policy significance of a number of models of trade policy.
Assessment 28539-01 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
28539-03 : Essay : Coursework (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 1000-word essay (50%), 1-hour final exam (50%)
Reassessment: by failed element
Other Duplicate of Dubai-based module 08 30414
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