University of Sussex Business School

International Trade (L1070)

International Trade

Module L1070

Module details for 2019/20.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module develops the theory of international trade and explores contemporary developments in the international trading system; in particular, it examines the underlying causes and welfare effects of trade on countries and their residents, and the implications of these results for international trade policy and institutions.

Module learning outcomes

Systematically understand and critically evaluate some of the key issues facing the contemporary international trading system via trade theory.

Systematically understand and critically evaluate models of trade flows based on technological differences, on differences in factor endowments, and on imperfect competition.

Interpret empirical evidence concerning the pattern of trade and the impact of trade on the distribution of the gains and on patterns of specialisation

Systematically understand and critically evaluate the implications of trade policies such as whether or not to liberalise or restrict trade, whether or not to participate in a regional trading agreement, or how to improve engagement in global value chains, etc

Take Away paperSemester 1 Assessment100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

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Autumn SemesterWorkshop1 hour11111111111

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The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Prof Sambit Bhattacharyya

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