120-0370/02 – Economics of International Trade (EMO)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of International Economic RelationsCredits4
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 typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DOL0117 Ing. Petra Doleželová, DiS.
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+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- to describe the principle of advanced theories of international trade - to identify the influence of production factors on international trade - to analyse trade flows - to interpret the data and results of trade analyses

Teaching methods



The subject develops the practical knowledge of students from the area of international trade to the level of a wider theoretical knowledge connected with the international exchange and the movement of production factors in order to carry out their own empirical analysis and the deductions of conclusions with respect to the position of countries in world trade in the future.

Compulsory literature:

FENSTRA, C. Robert. Trade Policies for International Competitiveness. London: The University of Chicago Press, 1989, 253 s. ISBN 0-226-23949-7. GANDOLFO, Giancarlo. International Trade Theory and Policy. Second edition. London: Springer, 2014, 663. ISBN 978-3-642-37313-8. 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.

Recommended literature:

BERGEIJK, Peter A. G. and Steven BRAKMAN. The Gravity Model in International Trade. Advances and Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, 358 s. ISBN 978-0-521-119615-4. HELPMAN, Elhanan. Understanding Global Trade. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011, 222 s. ISBN 06-740-6078-4. KRUGMAN, Paul and Elhanan HELPMAN. Trade Policy and Market Structure. London: he MIT Press, 1989, 191 s. ISBN 97-0-262-58098-4.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

active participation in lectures and seminars, credit and exam


Other requirements

An active participation in seminars, the creation of the case thesis and its presentation on seminar, written test. Writen exam.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.International trade flows in the globalised world economy. 2.The substance of the theories of international economic relations and the causes of the occurrence of international trade. 3.International trade and the production factors equipment of countries. 4.Neoclassical model of general equilibrium and protectionism. 5.The diversification of economy and the issue of the Dutch disease. 6.Keynesian‘s theories and approaches to international trade. 7.International trade and technological progress. 8.The theoretical models of tariff protection and protectionism. 9.Protectionism and developing countries. 10.New theory of international trade. 11.Regional trade agreements and the gravity models of international trade. 12.New “new” theory of international trade. 13.The competitiveness in international trade. 14.The evaluation of the present trends in the world trade development.

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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2021/2022 (N0414A050001) Marketing and Business OB P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0414A050001) Marketing and Business OB P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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