International Trade Theory and Policy

Module code: ECON 5006

Module description

This module will examine real world International Policy issues, within a coherent theoretical framework. The module will present an analysis of how the international economy works, in terms of trade theory and policy. Recent developments in the world economy have raised concerns regarding the nature of the international adjustment mechanism, and the merits of free trade compared with protectionism. The initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD) centres on this debate.

 This module will relate the theory of International Economics to recent world events, to draw out the application of the theory and allow debate on policy implications

The module will emphasise the integrated nature of Trade Thoery and Policy. It will equip participants to think conceptually and gain a real world understanding of trade issues.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 24 hours
  • Tutorials: 12 hours


  • Group presentation: 30%
  • Group report: 70%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books