• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Martin Richardson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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The course examines the microeconomics of international trade. First we examine the gains from trade, the determinants of patterns of international trade and the effects of trade on income distribution, all in low-dimensional models. We will also have some discussion of extensions to higher dimensions.  We then turn to policy and analyse a number of arguments, both traditional and more recent, for active trade and industrial policies. Time permitting, we will also analyse preferential trading areas and the political economy of trade policy.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements for this course, students should:
• Be familiar with the basic models of international trade and their essential properties;
• Understand the tools taught in class and be able to recognise their application to the analysis of real world fact situations;
• Be able to construct theoretical models of international trade related phenomena and manipulate them.
• Read and understand professional economics articles in the field of international trade theory.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

Assessment is on the basis of a number of Problem Sets, a midterm examination, a final examination and a class presentation.  The presentation will involve the exposition and critique of a leading paper in trade theory.  The problem sets involve a mixture of analytical numerical questions and brief written answers.  The exams also include a range of question types: short answers, definitional questions, analytical problems and essays.

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Workload

10 hours per week

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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $2088
2014 $3246
2013 $3240
2012 $3240
2011 $3240
2010 $3240
2009 $3240
2008 $3240
2007 $3240
2006 $3240
2005 $3234
2004 $2160
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3234
2014 $3948
2013 $3942
2012 $3942
2011 $3942
2010 $3942
2009 $3618
2008 $3618
2007 $3618
2006 $3534
2005 $3234
2004 $3234
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8539 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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