International Trade of Agricultural Products


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE ECO0016 SEMESTER 9th
COURSE TITLE International Trade of Agricultural Products
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures 4 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/program/ECO0011.shtml
  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
This course enables the student to:

✦ Demonstrate and understand the basic principles of international trade and become familiar with the traditional theory of international trade and the late evolutions.

✦ Obtain a clear and concise picture of the concepts of trade protection

Comprehend the functions of international trade, the impacts of the economic union and the economic transformation of different countries.

General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
  1. The traditional theory of international trade,
  2. Absolute comparative advantage,
  3. Comparative advantage and labour productivity,
  4. Terms of trade,
  5. Heckser-Ohlin’s theorem,
  6. Countervailing effects of trade,
  7. Commercial policy instruments,
  8. Posner-Vernon theorem,
  9. Customs duties and protection,
  10. Institutional framework for post-war international exchange,
  11. GATT, Economic integration,
  12. Economic integration in Europe,
  13. China: Economic development and westernization

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD Online lectures via Microsoft Teams
IT USE Powerpoint, videos

E-class

Microsoft Teams

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 0
Written assignment 15
Independent study 71
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT Written exams mid-term and at the end of the semester both on theoretical and practical courses.
  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
  • Paul Krugman and Maurice  Obstfeld, Διεθνής Οικονομική: Θεωρία και Πολιτική, Νέα Αναθεωρημένη Έκδοση 2011, Εκδόσεις Κριτική AE, Κωδικός στον Εύδοξο: 7648537.
  • Γ.Μ Αγιομυργιανάκης, Μ. Βλάσσης, Η. Thompson, Διεθνείς Οικονομικές Σχέσεις – , Έκδοση 2006, Εκδόσεις Rosili ISBN 960-7745-16-7