- Code IDEC8010
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International and Developmental Economics
- Areas of interest Economics
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Kaliappa Kalirajan
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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This course will acquaint the student with the quantitative techniques employed in
international trade. This course is divided into two main components: the first part introduces
important concepts and provides a foundation for understanding the flows and patterns of
trade across countries. The second part deals with empirical measurements of the links
between trade and economic welfare. The selected topics covered in this context are:
regional economic integration, exchange rate and trade, trade policy and environment, and
trade, growth and poverty reduction.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements for this course, the student will have the knowledge and skills
• Analyze the determinants of international trade flows.
• evaluate the welfare effects of alternative trade policies.
1. The patterns of international trade and factor flows: A preview of trade theory
– Patterns of trade – international factor movements.
2. Trade policy: Instruments of trade policy –Administered protection.
3. Trade flow and pattern analysis: Trade intensities - Constant market share
analysis – Gravity equations.
4. Trade policy analysis: Tariffs – Quantitative restrictions –Applied methods of
5. Economic integration: The theory of integration – regional economic
integration in Asia.
6. Exchange rate and trade: Devaluation and export subsidy.
7. Trade, growth and poverty reduction: Endogenous growth – Foregin direct
investment and trade – trade and poverty reduction.
Research paper 40 %
Final examination 60 %
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One two-hour lecture per week
One one-hour lab/tutorial per week
There will be no single text book for this course. A reading brick with selected research papers can be purchased from the Crawford School. Additional reading materials may be given during the course.
Readings: Power point presentations will be provided to students.
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