- Class Number 8062
- Term Code 2960
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Prof Chunlai Chen
- Prof Chunlai Chen
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/07/2019
- Class End Date 25/10/2019
- Census Date 31/08/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 29/07/2019
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
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
Reading Bricks are available on Wattle.
Additional reading materials will be provided during the course.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Lecture 1 - Week 1 (25 July): Introduction of Foreign Direct Investment Theories|
|2||Lecture 2 - Week 2 (1 August): The Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment|
|3||Lecture 3 - Week 3 (8 August): The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Host Country's Economy|
|4||Lecture 4 - Week 4 (15 August): Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions|
|5||Lecture 5 - Week 5 (22 August): Foreign Direct Investment Policies|
|6||Mid-term Exam - Week 6 (TBA): Mid-term Examination||This is a closed-book examination (2 hours) which will cover topics of lectures 1-5. The time, date and location of examination will be advised.|
|7||Lecture 6 - Week 7 (19 September): International Agreements on Investment|
|8||Lecture 7 - Week 8 (26 September): The Special Characteristics of Trade in Services; Bariiers to Trade in Services|
|9||Lecture 8 - Week 9 (3 October): General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)|
|10||Lecture 9 - Week 10 (10 October): Issues in the Negotiation of WTO Multilateral Investment Agreements|
|11||Group Presentation - Week 11 (17 October): Group Presentation||Each group of students will give a 25-minutes presentation (20 minutes presentation and 5 minutes for questioning) based on the group paper. Venue: Lennox Room, Crawford Building|
|12||Group Presentation - Week 12 (24 October): Group Presentation||Each group of students will give a 25-minutes presentation (20 minutes presentation and 5 minutes for questioning) based on the group paper. Venue: Lennox Room, Crawford Building|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Mid-term Examination||30 %||29/08/2019||19/09/2019||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Group Essay||30 %||01/11/2019||28/11/2019||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6|
|Group Presentation||10 %||17/10/2019||28/11/2019||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6|
|Final Examination||30 %||31/10/2019||28/11/2019||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
PoliciesANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
This is a closed-book examination (2 hours) which will cover topics of lectures 1-5. The time, date and location of examination will be advised.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
This group essay provides you with the opportunity to apply the knowledge learned from this course to examine issues of foreign direct investment and trade in services relevant to your country/countries. Students are recommended to consult with the lecturer when they choose the topic. Students will write the paper in groups, however, each of the group members will contribute to the paper. The group essay should be approximately 3000 words in length (excluding data and references) and is due on 1 November.
Criteria for assessment:
Structure and logic
Application of knowledge learned in the course
Analysis and arguments
Appropriate and accurate use of sources (at least 5 references are required)
Compliance with word limit (plus or minus 10%)
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Each group of students will give a 25-minutes presentation (20 minutes presentation and 5 minutes for questioning) based on the group paper.The presentation is on 17, 24 October.
Criteria for assessment:
Ability to persuade audience
Ability to control time
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
This is a closed-book examination (2 hours) which will cover all topics with a particular emphasis on lectures 6-9. The time, date and location of examination will be advised.
Academic IntegrityAcademic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.
Online SubmissionThe ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
Hardcopy SubmissionFor some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Referencing RequirementsAccepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Extensions and PenaltiesExtensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
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Prof Chunlai Chen