• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Kaliappa Kalirajan
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in 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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Other Information

Delivery mode:

On Campus.


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.

Indicative Assessment

Research paper 40 %
Final examination 60 %

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One two-hour lecture per week
One one-hour lab/tutorial per week

Prescribed Texts

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.

Preliminary Reading

Readings: Power point presentations will be provided to students.


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

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2960 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

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