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EC5208 - International Trade

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

Subject to sufficient enrolments

An exposition of the theory of international trade, the theory and practice of commercial policy and the theory of open-economy macroeconomics and its relation to regional development.

Learning Outcomes

  • be able to apply this theory to a critical evaluation of policy debates;
  • be able to evaluate the usefulness and limitations of international economics theory;
  • have a knowledge of international trade.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original;
  • The ability to conceptualise problems;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The ability to encompass and use methods and conceptual advances in areas of knowledge cognate to their central area(s) of expertise.
Introductory subjects in Economics and Statistics
EC3401 and BX3021


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); other exams (20%); assignments (50%).

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