• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Policy and Governance
  • Areas of interest Policy Studies
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Chunlai Chen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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This course provides an introduction to the basic theories of foreign direct investment and the principles of international trade in services. The course will cover the topics of the causes of foreign direct investment, cross-border mergers and acquisition, the impacts of foreign direct investment on host country's domestic economy, national government policies towards foreign direct investment, the characteristics of trade in services, and the barriers to trade in services and particularly the barriers to foreign direct investment in services sectors. The course also examines the issues of foreign direct investment in the multilateral, regional and bilateral agreements. The rationale and potential gains of negotiating a WTO agreement on Investment are examined.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

 

  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the theories of foreign direct investment and the WTO principles of international trade in services
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the motivations of foreign direct investment and cross-border mergers and acquisition
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the impacts of foreign direct investment on host countries' domestic economy
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of national government policies towards and their impacts on foreign direct investment 
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the characteristics of international trade in services and the barriers to international trade in services 
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to apply international economic theories and the WTO principles to analyze issues in global services trade and foreign direct investment liberalization

Other Information

Delivery Mode:

On campus.

Indicative Assessment

The assessment of the course has three parts:

  • Short essay (30%): This short essay provides students with the opportunity to use economic theories and the WTO principles to examine issues of foreign direct investment and international trade in services relevant to their countries. Students are recommended to consult with the lecturer when they choose the topic. Students can write the short paper in groups (depending on the number of enrolment), however, each of them will contribute to the paper. The paper should be approximately 2000 words in length (excluding data and references).
  • Student presentation (10%): Each student (or group) will give a 20-minutes presentation (15 minutes presentation and 5 minutes for questioning) based on the short essay.
  • Final essay (60%): The final essay requires students to use international economic theories and the WTO principles to analyze issues in global services trade and foreign direct investment liberalization. The topic of the final essay will be available on the course outline. The final essay should be approximately 3000 words in length (excluding data and references).

 

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Prescribed Texts

Course reading bricks are available before course starts.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8331 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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