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MPE711 - Global Trade and Markets

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:MEE711
Unit chair:

A Nicholas


MPE781 plus three postgraduate business units.



Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Cloud(online): Learning resources are via CloudDeakin


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 1 (Group of 2-4) - Group Presentation (12 minutes) - 20%

Assessment 2 (Group of 2-4) - Research Essay (2000 words) - 40%

Examination (2 hours) - 40%

Hurdle requirement achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

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