120-0363/01 – International Trade (MO)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of European IntegrationCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DVO37 Ing. Kateřina Dvoroková, Ph.D.
FOJ28 doc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.
STA579 doc. Ing. Michaela Staníčková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- to outline the main reasons for trade - to identify the principle of international trade - to assess the main factors influencing the position of countries in world trade - to analyse practical trade cases - to describe the trade policy instruments - to assess the current trends in global trade

Teaching methods



The subject is focused on understanding the main causes, forms and importance of international trade in the long-term historical connections and with respect to the current trends in the development of the global economy. After successfully finishing the course, the students will be able to solve the individual trade cases in the conditions of the Czech memberships in the European Union.

Compulsory literature:

GERBER, James. International Economics. Seventh Edition. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited, 2018. 504 p. ISBN 978-0-13-447209-6. ISBN 10: 1-292-21416-3. ISBN 13: 978-1-292-21416-0. HELPMAN, E. Understanding Global Trade. London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011. 222 s. ISBN978-0-674-06078-4. McLAREN,J. International Trade. Danvers: John Wiley & Sons, 2013. 329 s. ISBN978-0-470-40879-7.

Recommended literature:

BURRI, Mira and Thomas COTTIER. Trade Governance in the Digital Age. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015, 475 s. ISBN 978-1-107-54261-7. KRUGMAN, P., M. OBSTFELD and M. J. MELITZ. International economics: theory. 9th ed. Boston: Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2011, 701 s. ISBN 01-321-4665-7. SCHROPP, Simon A.B. Trade Policy Flexibility and Enforcement in the WTO. A Law and Economic Analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, 360 s. ISBN 978-1-107-63818-1.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Další požadavky na studenta

- an active participation in the lectures and seminars - the preparation of study materials for discussion - the presentation of the own ideas


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
114-0301 Makro A Macroeconomics A Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.The introduction of the course - The principle of international trade. The determination of the main terms, the substance and causes of international trade. The main corners in the development of international trade. 2.The importance of international trade for the world economy, the rate of economic openness, balance of payments. 3.The importance and instruments of international trade. 4.The globalisation of trade flows and the determination of the main trade centres in the world. 5.The sources of comparative advantages and factors that influence their changes. 6.Trade policy - the principle of protectionism and liberal trade policy, multilateral trading system. 7.Trade liberalisation and international organizations(WTO, UNCTAD, OECD, WB). 8.The Common Commercial Policy of the European Union. 9.The foreign trade policy of the Czech Republic before its entrance into the European Union, the forms and possibilities of enforcing the Czech trade interests in the European Union. 10.Regionalism in the world economy and regional trade agreements. 11.International trade and developing countries. 12.Foreign direct investments and trade flows. 13.Trade defence instruments. 14.Trade disputes and the mechanism of the dispute settlement in the WTO.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  20
        Examination Examination 65  31
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: An active participation in lectures. The preparation of materials for seminars. Written test and oral exam. More information in the Moodle system.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (B0311A050004) Applied Economics (S01) International Economic Relations HPM P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0311A050004) Applied Economics (S02) Economic Development ER P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0311A050004) Applied Economics (S01) International Economic Relations HPM P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0311A050004) Applied Economics (S02) Economic Development ER P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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