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International Trade Policy

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A tantárgy kódja: KOZNXV5VI01
A tantárgy megnevezése (magyarul): International Trade Policy
A tantárgy neve (angolul): International Trade
A tanóra száma (Előadás + szeminárium + gyakorlat + egyéb): 2+2
Kreditérték: 6
A tantárgy meghirdetésének gyakorisága: évente/annualy
Az oktatás nyelve: angol/english
Előtanulmányi kötelezettségek: none
A tantárgy típusa: kötelezően választható
Tantárgyfelelős tanszék: Világgazdasági Intézet
A tantárgyfelelős neve: Vigvári Gábor

A tantárgy szakmai tartalma: This conventional trade policy course covers the usual and most important problems of trade policy related issues in the world economy. The course starts with theoretical foundations, then moves toward the discussion of the economic and political rationale of trade policy interventions. The course deals with the international institutional background of trade policies focusing mostly on the WTO. And also the most up-to-date problems of international trade is covered, like trade in value added and environmental problems.

Évközi tanulmányi követelmények: Home assignments and regular seminar work. See below!

Vizsgakövetelmény: Written mid-term and final exam (30-30%), seminar work (40%)

Az értékelés módszere: The final grade is composed as follows:
Mid-term exam 30 per cent
Final exam 30 per cent
Seminar work 30 per cent
Term paper 10 per cent

Tananyag leírása: Week 1: General introduction, information about the course, outline.
Reading: HB chapter 1-2
Seminar: no seminar

Week 2: Review: Trade theories and policy in nutshell, comparative advantage and other models. Trade policy tools – a short overview
Reading: Pugel chapters 2-9, HB chapter 3-4, 17, 22, 27, 28
Seminar: the role of trade on the firm level
Reading: Bernard et al article(see Moodle)

Week 3: Measuring trade
Reading: WTO chapters 1-2, HB chapter 5
Seminar: none - consultation
Reading: no reading

Week 4: The political economy of protectionism I. State centered approach. Trade and development: import substitution
Reading: Oatley chapters: 5 – 7, HB chapter 41
Seminar: industrial policy
Reading: Rodrik article (see Moodle)

Week 5: The political economy of protectionism II. State centered approach. Export promotion strategies.
Reading: Oatley chapters: 5 – 7, HB chapter 42
Seminar: The Embrail case
Reading: Goldstein – McGuire article (see Moodle)

Week 6: The political economy of protectionism III. Society centered approach. Public choice and trade.
Reading: Oatley chapter: 4
Seminar: Historical examples
Reading: Gourevitch article (see Moodle)

Week 7: Mid-term

Week 8: public holiday

Week 9: Supply chain trade I. Theoretical overview.
Seminar: role play of the previous seminar
Reading: none

Week 10: Supply chain trade II. Further implications
Seminar: case study - role play

Week 11: WTO I. – general issues
Reading: Hoekman chapter 2 – 3, HB chapters 6-7
Seminar: dispute settlement
Reading: Bown article (see Moodle)

Week 12: WTO II. – trade in goods
Reading: Hoekman chapter 5, HB chapter 46
Seminar: GI and trade
Reading: Raustiali and Munzer article (see Moodle)

Week 13: WTO III: - trade in services
Reading: Hoekman chapter 7
Seminar: trade and environment
Reading: Harris article(see Moodle)

Órarendi beosztás: See the Neptun

Kompetencia leírása: By completing this course, you will
• Understand the basic theories of trade;
• Develop analytical skills to asses trade policy;
• Evaluate state interventions in the field of trade policy;
• Understand and evaluate the main functions and problems of the international trading system.

Félévközi ellenőrzések: Mid term exam and seminar work

A hallgató egyéni munkával megoldandó feladatai: Seminars are to be organized around topics discussed in lectures. Therefore attending lectures is highly advised. In seminars various types of assignments are to be expected. In most cases, there are going to be a mandatory reading available for each seminars. In order to participate in seminars, those papers must be read. In order to encourage reading, a small summary paper must be written. In this one-two pages long paper students shall summarize the original article in 3-5 sentences, add 1-2 questions and her own opinion. Homework is to be handed in in class, in a printed version or uploaded to Moodle on time. In other seminars “on-the-spot” exercises will be given, that should be solved alone or in group work.
There are going to be 9 seminars during the semester (no seminars on Week 1, Week 3 (see later), Week 7 (mid term) and Week 8 (holiday)). Students assessment will be based on their handed in homework, classroom activity (participation in group works, the amount and quality of comments made). Note, however, that in case of a mandatory reading, a student cannot be considered as a present one without handing in the summary required.
According to regulation You have to participate in 7 seminars at least.
On Week 3, there is going to be a session on measuring trade. Students are expected to write a small paper (approx.. 2000 words long +/- 10%) on a statistical analysis of a trade related issue. Important: at least 4 tables or graphs created from primary sources (no copy-paste!), and at least 2 graphs are mandatory. Deadline of this assignment is the class on Week 10.
The seminar work will add up to 30% (30 points) of your total points (25% activity and 5% paper)
Students, who were not present (incl. homework) on at least 7 seminars and/or did not hand in the written assignment on measuring trade will be not graded at the end of the semester.

Szak neve: International economics and business, nemzetközi gazdaság és gazdálkodás

Kötelező irodalom:

  • Pugel, Thomas A. (2009): International Economics, 14th edition, Mc Graw Hill (Pugel)
  • Oatley, Thomas (2012): International Political Economy, 5th edition, Pearson (Oatley)
  • Hoekman – Kostecki (2008): The Political Economy of the World Trading System. The WTO and Beyond. 3rd Edition (Hoekman)
  • UNCTAD – WTO: A Practical Guide to Trade Policy Analysis (WTO)
  • Gaisford – Kerr (ed.) (2007): Handbook on International Trade Policy, Edward Elgar (HB)

Ajánlott irodalom:

  • See moodle
Ajánlott irodalmak:
Kötelező irodalmak:
Pugel, Thomas A. (2009): International Economics, 14th edition, Mc Graw Hill (Pugel)
Oatley, Thomas: International Political Economy, 2004.
Hoekman – Kostecki (2008): The Political Economy of the World Trading System. The WTO and Beyond. 3rd Edition
UNCTAD – WTO: A Practical Guide to Trade Policy Analysis (WTO)

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