International Trade and Policy


GENERAL

SCHOOL

AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT

AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

STUDY LEVEL

Postgraduate

COURSE CODE

OPE1184

SEMESTER

1st

COURSE TITLE

International Trade and Policy

INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK

ECTS

Lectures

4

7.5

COURSE TYPE

Specialization

PREREQUISITE COURSE(S)

No

LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS)

Greek

THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS

Yes (in English)

COURSE WEBSITE (URL)

2. TEACHING OUTCOMES

Teaching outcomes

Upon completion of the course, graduate students will have acquired a detailed and comprehensive picture of the concepts of international trade that are related to the classical theory of international trade, the trade policy, and protectionism, the institutional framework of international exchange, the economic integration in Europe and the trade policy in developing countries. In addition, postgraduate students will be able to describe and analyze the measures and forms of the agricultural policy applied in the EU, the impact of these measures, the new Common Agricultural Policy, and its relation to international trade.

General capabilities

Autonomous Work
Teamwork
Search, analysis, and synthesis of data and information using the necessary technologies
Promote inductive thinking
3. COURSE CONTENT

The course includes topics related to the traditional theory of international trade, the Absolute-Comparative advantage and the Theorem of Heckser-Ohlin, the Political economy of international trade, the instruments of trade policy, the institutional framework of the post-war international exchange, the issues on international trade and developing countries and finally, the competition and competitiveness.

4. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS

DELIVERING METHOD

Microsoft Teams

IT USE

▪ Powerpoint, videos
eclass
Microsoft Teams

TEACHING ORGANIZATION

Activity

Semester workload

Lectures

52

Laboratory courses

0

Written assignment

33

Independent study

40

Course total

(25hour workload per credit unit)

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

Written exams (multiple choice and open questions) at the end of the semester via e-class, written assignments during the semester, and presentations.

Specifically, students are required to prepare three works which will participate with 40% in the final grade of the course. The assignments will be graded based on the structure, content, and presentation.

Final score: The final grade is the sum of the following (maximum score: 100 points):

1. Course examination (end of the semester): 60 points

2. Assignments: 40 points

5. PROPOSED LITERATURE
“International Economics-Theory and Policy”, P. Krugman & M Ostfield, 2011, Kritiki Publications.
“International Economics and World Economy”, Alogoskoufis G. (2013), Athens, Gutenberg

Timetable of lectures

Week

Title

Teaching Staff

First Section: International trade agreements and international trade policy.

1st

Analysis and overview of world trade

Ch. Karelakis

2nd

Theories to explain the structure and impact of international trade I.

Ch. Karelakis

3rd

Theories to explain the structure and international trade II Impact

Ch. Karelakis

4th

CAP and international trade

Ch. Karelakis

5th

Presentations literature work

Ch. Karelakis

Second Section: Trade and Developing Countries

6th

Trade policy in developing countries

Ch. Karelakis

7th

Economic growth and crises in developing countries

Ch. Karelakis

8th

Economic reform in developing countries

Ch. Karelakis

Third Section: The Political Economy of International Trade

9th

Market policy instruments

Ch. Karelakis

10th

The political economy of trade policy

Ch. Karelakis

11th

Competition and competitiveness

Ch. Karelakis

12th

Debates on trade policy

Ch. Karelakis

13th

Case studies on trade policy

Ch. Karelakis

14th

Research Presentations

Ch. Karelakis

15th

Written exams