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The module advances students’ understanding and knowledge on the concepts and tools that are needed to describe and understand the microeconomics and macroeconomics aspects of international relations. Specifically, the module is designed to enhance the students’ understanding on: the gains and costs of trading internationally; the static and dynamic welfare effects of protection; the political economy of international trade policy; optimum policies in the presence of market power, uncertainty, and other market imperfections; trade policy instruments; strategies for trade liberalisation including regional trade agreements; foreign exchange, open market macroeconomics.
Within semester assessment: 50%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average three to four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
All three compulsory BCom (Honours) or equivalent modules.