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

Gurantor departmentDepartment of International Economic RelationsCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Michaela Melecká Staníčková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Michaela Melecká Staníčková, 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, Ph.D.
KAN03 Ing. Radomír Kaňa, Ph.D.
LAN075 Ing. Eva Kovářová, Ph.D.
STA579 doc. Ing. Michaela Melecká 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:

DUNNE, T., M. KURKI a S. SMITH. International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. 400 s. ISBN 978-01-9870-756-1. KRUGMAN, P. R., OBSTFELD, M. and M. MELITZ. International Economics: Theory and Policy. 12th Global Edition. London: ‎ Pearson, 2023. 804 s. ISBN 978-1-292-40971-9. ZENKYNA, Elena. International Competitiveness in the New Economy: Currency and financial aspects. Lancaster: Our Knowledge Publishing, 2021. 240 s. ISBN ‎ 978-62-0347-509-8.

Recommended literature:

COHN, C. Theodore. Global Political Economy: Theory and Practice. London: Routledge, 2016. 448 s. ISBN 978-11-3895-874-6. CHACHOLIADES, Miltiades. The Pure Theory of International Trade. London: Routledge, 2017. 447 s. ISBN 978-1138538030. FEENSTRA, Robert C. and Alan M. TAYLOR. International Economics. New York: Worth Publishers, 2019. 936 s. ISBN ‎ 978-13-1929-236-2.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Credit - thematic correspondence tasks. Exam - written.


E-Learning course is accessible in LMS Moodle system.

Other requirements

Other requirements are not required.


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 pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  20
        Examination Examination 65  31 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Compulsory participation in the seminars (80%)

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Credit - min. 20 points, max. 35 points. Detailed breakdown of the activities in the exercises given in LMS Moodle Exam - min. 31 points, max. 65 points. A detailed description of the exam conditions is given in LMS Moodle. Participation in classes according to individual agreement with the teacher.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (N0414A050001) Marketing and Business OB P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (N0414A050001) Marketing and Business OB P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0414A050001) Marketing and Business OB P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
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

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner

Assessment of instruction

2023/2024 Summer
2022/2023 Summer