120-0903/01 – International Trade and Trade Policy (MO)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of International Economic RelationsCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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FOJ28 doc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.
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Full-time Examination 0+0
Part-time Examination 0+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To compare the basic and current theories of international trade. To define the manifestations and impacts of globalisation in the area of trade and investment flows. To identify the main factors that have influence on competitiveness in international trade. To formulate the position of the EU in world trade and to evaluate its comparative advantages. To identify the instruments and methods for the quantification of trade flows. To formulate the current issues in multilateral negotiations about world trade liberalisation. To categorise multilateral commitments in the WTO. To assess regional trade flows. To evaluate the current trends in international trade and international trade policy.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations

Summary

Compulsory literature:

BERGEIJK, P. A. G., BRAKMAN, S. The Gravity Model in International Trade. Advances and Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 355 p. ISBN: 9780521196154. CIHELKOVÁ, E., FRAIT, J., VARADZIN, F., MACH M., BRŮŽEK, A., ŽAMBERSKÝ, P. Mezinárodní ekonomie II. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2008. 258 s. ISBN 978-80-7400-054-6. FOJTÍKOVÁ, L. a kol. Postavení Evropské unie v podmínkách globalizované světové ekonomiky. Ostrava: VŠB-TU, 2014. 388 s. ISBN 978-80-248-3333-0.

Recommended literature:

BALÁŽ, P. A kol. Medzinárodné podnikanie. Na vlne globalizujúcej sa svetovej ekonomiky. Bratislava: Sprint dva, 2010. 546 s. ISBN 978-80-89393-18-3. FRANCOIS, J. F., REINERT, K., A. Applied Methods for Trade Policy Analysis. A Handbook. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. 560 p. ISBN 0-521-58997-5. HELPMAN, E. Understanding Global Trade. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011. 222 p. ISBN 978-0-674-06078-4. HERTEL, T. W. Global Trade Analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. 403 p. ISBN 0-521-56134-5 (hardback). ISBN 0-521-64374-0 (paperback). LEHMANNOVÁ, Z. et al. Formování globálního řádu? Globalizace a global governance. Praha: Nakladatelství Oeconomica, 2010. 287 s. ISBN 978-80-245-1649-3. SALVATORE, D. International Economics. Danvers: Wiley, 2007. 838 p. ISBN 978-0-471-79468-4. SCHROPP, S. A. B. Trade Policy Flexibility and Enforcement in the WTO: A Law and Economics Analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 380 p. ISBN: 9781107638181. WTO. A Practical Guide to Trade Policy Analysis. Geneva: WTO, 2012. ISBN 978-92-870-3812-8.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Other requirements

Student meets the requirements based on tutorial.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Theories of international trade. Globalisation of trade flows. Competitiveness in international trade. Internationalisation of production and trade, economic openness. The Grubel-Lloyd index and intra-industry trade. Herfindahl index of concentration. Trade with intermediate products, export diversification, revealed comparative advantages. Modelling of trade flows, gravity models and their modification, the CGE model. Multilateral trade liberalisation, commitments on roll-back and standstill in the WTO and the WTO+. The issues of GATT, GATS and TRIPS. Trade policy instruments and new forms of protectionism in international trade. The quantification of trade policy. Trade preferences and regional trade agreements, the effects of trade preferences – Mead´s and Balassa´s models. The intensity of regional trade and trade complementarity.

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