units

ECC4690

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Economics
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Christis Tombazos

Synopsis

Topics include the gains and costs of trading internationally; 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.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. be able to analyse the effects of international trade on real income and its distribution in various market structures
  2. have a sound understanding of the allocation and welfare effects of commercial policies
  3. possess the skills necessary to evaluate critically contemporary innovations in Australia's trade policies.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

ECC4650 and ECC3690, or ECF5410 or equivalent