IPE of Trade

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LYX119B05
Vaknaam IPE of Trade
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam International Political Economy of Trade
Leerdoelen Upon successful completion of the course unit, students are able to:

1. Use the basic economic models that allow them to understand the function of the international trading system, the impact of trade on domestic systems, and the economic interaction between countries. (PLO e3d, e9)

2. Critically evaluate alternative arguments on the benefits and costs of trade for a variety of groups. (PLO e3d, e9)

3. Critically assess the current major issues in trade policy, regional integration, and multilateral trade negotiations. (PLO e3d, e9)

NOTE: PLO numbers correspond to the programme learning outcomes in the Teaching and Examination Regulations of the Bachelor programme.
Omschrijving International trade is an omnipresent force in today’s world. You’re probably reading this text on a computer built, assembled, and sold across many countries – and at a far cheaper price than would be possible without trade. At the same time, trade has suddenly become one of the most contentious topics in contemporary politics – the rise of anti-globalization and populist movements has thrown the future of the international trading system into question. This course marries an economic and a political economic approach to trade theory and policy – establishing the economic theories at work (which generally sees free trade as beneficial) and contrasting it with politics (where the distributional effects of trade become more important).

The course consists of one lecture per week. Throughout the course students need to complete a reading journal. There will be a mid-term and a final exam. The final exam will include a mix of multiple choice, short answer, and long answer questions, dealing with both the politics and economics of trade.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
Toetsvorm digitale toetsing
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator L.A. Linsi, PhD.
Docent(en) L.A. Linsi, PhD.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Global Political Economy Ravenhill, John 978-0-19-873746-9 ca. €  30,00
International Economics Pugel, Thomas A. 978-0-07-131628-0 ca. €  60,00
Entreevoorwaarden Admittance to the 2nd year of the BA IRIO.
Opmerkingen This course is not open as an elective.
Registration via Progress.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 3 semester II a verplicht
Ba Internationale Betr. en Intern. Organisatie  ( Major) 3 semester II a verplicht