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ECON13-303: International Trade

Description

This subject offers a broad understanding of international trade issues and policy. The impact of protectionist instruments and the role of international agreements and organisations in moderating protectionist behaviour are examined using economic theory. The history of Australian protectionism will be used as an example to illustrate how attitudes to protectionism can evolve over time. This example will illustrate that a national mindset, as well as self-interest, influences the formation and evolution of policy. The effects of various trade and investment policies on developing countries is also explored.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: ECON13-303
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Bond Business School
Semesters offered:
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2024 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Business, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $4,260.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $5,730.00

Learning outcomes

  1. Explain the concept of comparative advantage and how it can be used to counteract mercantilism and other populist protectionist notions.
  2. Explain the Heckscher-Ohlin, Specific Factors, and Imperfect Competition models of international trade and the implications of each.
  3. Apply appropriate economic theory to analyse different trade policies and their political economy considerations.
  4. Explain the role of the WTO and preferential trade agreements.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of how trade and investment policies affect developing countries.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
    Teaching census: 10/02/2023
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 19/03/2023
    Semester start: 15/05/2023
    Subject start: 15/05/2023
    Cancellation 1: 29/05/2023
    Cancellation 2: 05/06/2023
    Last enrolment: 28/05/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 10/06/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 01/07/2023
    Teaching census: 09/06/2023
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 12/11/2023
    Semester start: 15/01/2024
    Subject start: 15/01/2024
    Cancellation 1: 29/01/2024
    Cancellation 2: 05/02/2024
    Last enrolment: 28/01/2024
    Withdraw - Financial: 10/02/2024
    Withdraw - Academic: 02/03/2024
    Teaching census: 09/02/2024
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
Semester start: 16/01/2023
Subject start: 16/01/2023
Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
Teaching census: 10/02/2023