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MPE711 - Global Trade and Markets

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Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1 or trimester 2
Previously coded as:MEE711
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

A Nicholas

Prerequisite:Nil
Corequisite:MPE781
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

This unit presents theoretical as well as applied research material covering a number of issues in the theory of trade and market development that are especially relevant for students of business economics. The theme of this unit is built on traditional international trade theory such as the theory of comparative advantage and terms of trade. However, it also explores interesting and relevant issues from fields of the political economy of trade and emerging markets to expand understanding of this traditional theory and understand its limitations. It covers topics such as transitions, migrations, government failure, the knowledge economy and privatisation. It emphasises a methodical understanding of what constitutes the international economic environment relevant for business.

Assessment

Assignment 1 750 words 20%, Written Assignment 2 2000 words 40%, Examination 2 hours 40%, Hurdle requirement achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1178$1178$1178$2675$3340

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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