Trade Policy and Economic Integration

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2018/19
Vakcode EBB125A05
Vaknaam Trade Policy and Economic Integration
Niveau(s) bachelor, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Trade Policy and Economic Integration
Leerdoelen 1.Discuss and appraise trade policy using trade theories
2.Analyse and evaluate welfare implications of trade policy
3.Express logical, clear and convincing arguments with respect to models of international trade and trade policy
4. Have deep knowledge of the history of economic integration in Europe and the current division of decision-making responsibilities over the European Commission and national governments
5. Appraise the benefits of increasing economic integration within Europe and evaluate the arguments supporting recent tendencies against continued integration.
6. Work towards understanding of theoretical and empirical studies regarding international trade, both individually and as a member of a small team.
Omschrijving We first focus on the theory of trade policies. What are the welfare implications of introducing quotas, tariffs and providing export subsidies? How are these welfare changes distributed among trade partners and groups of agents (such as producers and consumers) within these? Second, we focus on European economic integration. Which economic and political factors led to the European Union and its predecessors? How are decision-making processes designed, what are the main advantages and disadvantages of the increasing economic integration and what are the main aspects of EU trade policies?
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcolleges, werkcolleges
(and a guest lecture)
Toetsvorm
(group presentation, written exam with open questions, written exam with open and mc questions)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator M.D. Laméris
Docent(en) and others , T.M. Harchaoui, PhD. ,dr. P.A. IJtsma , M.D. Laméris ,prof. dr. B. Los
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
International Economics, 4th edition Feenstra, R.C., A.M. Taylor 9781319061715 €  69,00
The European Union: A Reader (will be made freely available on Nestor) IJtsma, P.A.
Trade Policy and Economic Integration (custom edition for University of Groningen) Los, B. (compiler) 9781307269277 ca. €  25,00
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen Contact: to be announced.
Secretary: gem.feb@rug.nl, phone +31(0)50 36 33458, room 5411.0538
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  ( Business Economics) 2 semester I a verplicht
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  ( International Economics & Business/IE&B) 2 semester I a verplicht
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  ( Economics) 2 semester I a verplicht
Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc) without limited access) 2 semester I a keuze