International Trade and Investment
The course provides a systematic analysis of a range of issues in international and investment. Topics include recent trends in international trade, classical and modern theories of international trade, strategic trade policy, preferential trading arrangements and regional groupings, the balance of payments, current account adjustment strategies, patterns of investment and the globalisation process, the role and operations of international organisations, the role of the government in trade restrictions and trade incentives, the international financial system, institutions and market practices, exchange rate quotation and behaviour, the relationships between spot and forward exchange rates, interest rates and expected inflation rates, the measurement of foreign exchange risk, managing foreign exchange exposure, and foreign currency futures and options.
|Faculty||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School||Newcastle Business School|
Not currently offered
The major aim of this course is to equip students with the knowledge and technical skills needed to understand and analyse a range of issues in international trade and investment. The course is offered from the perspective of the manager of a company whose performance is affected by the international business environment. Hence there is an emphasis placed on blending theory, empirical evidence and management practice.
1: Introduction to international finance and trade and globalisation of markets and production 2: Modern trade theories and terms of trade 3: Trade models and application 4: The operation and effects of tariffs 5: Non-tariff policies restrict the volume of international trade 6: Regional trading arrangements 7: International capital flows and multinational corporations 8: The monetary aspects of international trade: the nature and significance of balance of payments 9: The nature and operation of the foreign exchange market 10: Currency movements and determination of exchange rate 11: Exchange-rate adjustments and the balance of payments 12: Macroeconomic policy in an open economy
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
|Compulsory Components||None listed|
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for GECO6420|