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EC4410 International Trade

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This module introduces basic facts and theoretical models regarding economic interconnections within an increasingly integrated world. Its aim is to provide students a global view and understanding of interdependence among all countries. Its content includes a current and an historical overview of trade and its impact on economic growth, the classic theory of free trade, recent developments in theoretical models and relevant empirical evidence and major policy issues arising in open economies that are becoming more relevant today. The module will cover traditional (neoclassical) economics and also discuss various challenges presented to such a framework, especially based on experience of developing countries.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all Economics degrees, Financial Economics, BA (Int Hons) Economics

UG Anti-requisite(s):EC4610

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:20 hours of lectures over 11 weeks, 1-hour tutorial (x 5 weeks) plus 1 office hour (x 12 weeks).
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 25
  • Guided independent study: 175

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 75%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 25%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework (incl. Class Test 25%) = 50%
UG Re-assessment:2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr J Jin
Module teaching staff:Dr J Jin