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MPE711 - Global Trade and Markets

Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Previously coded as:MEE711
Unit chair:

A Nicholas

Prerequisite:

MPE781 plus three postgraduate business units.

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week
Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit will provide you with basic tools for analysing economic issues in the world today using an analytical framework, with an emphasis on the economics of international trade and the development of markets.  This view emphasises the role of government and studies the interactions between political and private actors in relation to markets.  Topics include the law of comparative advantage, economic growth and redistribution, privatisation and migration.  As managers and students of business economics you will be equipped with a toolbox of concepts and ideas that will allow you to analyse and adapt to the ever changing environment of the global economy.  The analytical approach, combined with the research essay assessment item will emphasise the ability to understand and apply theories, as well as recognise their limitations.

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.

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