Postgraduate Course: International Trade (ECNM11016)
|School||School of Economics
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is intended to explain the reasons that countries trade with each other and the benefits that arise from this trade; to demonstrate the role of governments in regulating international trade in order to promote national interests; to give an insight into the nature and causes of trade arising between and within imperfectly competitive industries; to provide an understanding of the determinants of the spatial location of production; to explain why industry may agglomerate; and to examine the economics of regional integration.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Students should be registered for MSc Economics or MSc Economics (Finance). All other students must email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to request permission.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
||Block 4 (Sem 2)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 18,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
| See description
|Markusen, J R., J R. Melvin, W H. Kaempfer, and K E. Maskus, International Trade: Theory and Evidence, McGraw-Hill International Edition, New York 1995, Free download from http://spot.colorado.edu/~markusen/textbook.html.|
Paul Krugman: Geography and Trade, MIT Press, 1991, ISBN 0-262-61086-8.
Grossman, Gene M., (ed.), Imperfect Competition and International Trade, MIT Press, 1992.
Barba Navaretti, G. and A. J. Venables, Multinational Firms in the World Economy, Princeton University Press, 2004.
Additional sources for specific parts of the course will be recommended in the lectures.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Ian Wooton
|Course secretary||Miss Carole-Anne Marshall
Tel: (0131 6)51 1795