Agricultural Trade (AGEC5403)

UNIT OF STUDY

In this unit of study the basic economic principles underlying international trade in agricultural and resource commodities and the policies involved will be presented. Issues related to trade and development will also be considered. The main topics covered will include: trends in agricultural and resources trade; economics and politics of protection, economic integration and impacts on international commodity trade; international trade policy making. An understanding of globalisation, including foreign direct investment, will also be required. Extensive reading will be required.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Assessment

1x1hr exam (25%),1x essay (15%) and 1x2hr exam (60%)

Textbooks

Krugman and Obstfeld. International Economics: Theory and Policy, 9th Ed. (Pearson Addison Wesley), New York.

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(AGEC2001 or AGEC2101) and (AGEC2003 or AGEC2103)

Prohibitions

AGEC4003

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