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30 NQF credits at HEQSF level 9

Course entry requirements: Honours in Economics or at the discretion of the Head of Department. Students not registered for an Economics Masters programme will need permission from the graduate convenor.

Course outline:

The purpose of the course is the development of applied research skills in the area of international trade theory. There are two key components to this course: 

(a) an overview of international trade theory, and 

(b) the application of empirical research techniques and trade models in international trade theory. The first component covers topics relating to classical trade theory, trade , trade and , new trade theory, regional integration. The second component is large and covers the estimation of comparative advantage, the measurement of effective protection, the use of computable general equilibrium models and gravity/regional integration models. Assessment is largely project based.

DP requirements: None

Assessment: Coursework 70%; examination 30%.

Last updated : 18 Apr 2018

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