The underlying aim of this subject is to offer you basic understanding of the theory and practice of international trade and banking. The subject focuses on both theoretical underpinning and empirical contributions. To achieve this, the subject first examines theoretical and contemporary issues such as gains from trade, comparative advantage, various forms of trade restrictions and trading blocks. It then extends to the practical issues such as balance of payment, international monetary policy, exchange rate markets and international baking. The distinct set of risks faced by participants in international trade is also examined. In addition, the subject provides you with ample opportunity to develop your presentation, communication and interpersonal skills through tutorial group discussions, class room debate and research assignment. This subject also contributes to your international and cross-cultural understanding, as local and overseas students work together in various group activities and projects in various business and real world like settings.
Exams will take place in weeks 15 & 16. Please refer to the official Exam Timetable for further information.
See instructions on the subject Moodle site (Week O Assessments).