• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Martin Richardson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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The course examines the micro- and macro-economics 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. We will analyse preferential trading areas and the political economy of trade policy before turning to international macroeconomics and finance.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Be familiar with the basic models of international economics and the analytical tools that economists use to analyze international economic interactions;
  2. Understand the tools taught in class and be able to recognise their application to the analysis of real world fact situations;
  3. Be able to construct theoretical models of international economics related phenomena and manipulate them.
  4. Be able to read and understand professional articles in the field of international economics

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assessment will be based on a convex combination of Problem Sets, a midterm examination, a final examination, a class presentation and participation in online and in-class exercises, where not all of these elements may receive a non-zero weight. The exams may include a range of question types including, but not limited to, short answer questions, definitional questions, analytical problems and essays. (null) [LO null]

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Workload

Students in this class will share two lectures a week with ECON3103 and a further lecture and one tutorial per week.  Students are expected to spend roughly 10 hours a week on this course, on average across the semester.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, you must have completed ECON2101 (or ECON2111) and ECON2102 (or ECON2112 or ECON2016). Incompatible with ECON3103 and ECON3013.

You will need to contact the Research School of Economics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Correction to LO's following migration errors only

Assumed Knowledge

This course assumes a good knowledge of intermediate macroeconomics and more advanced microeconomics. It will also be assumed that students are reasonably familiar with mathematical tools and intermediate statistics. No other prior knowledge will be assumed.

Specialisations

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:
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
2019 $4140
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4021 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

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