International Trade: Theory, Policy, Environment and Development
Full course description
How does a state manage its relations with a foreign country through its trade policy? To what extent can a trade policy shape a state’s non-economic behaviours and affect other countries’ development outcomes? This course explores the relationship between trade policy and a state’s national interests, behaviours, and development outcomes based on various case studies. For example, human rights clauses in EU trade agreements; China’s economic statecraft; the diffusion of environmental practices; trade and democratisation; the political economy of the intellectual property regime; and the development impacts of sanctions. Parallel to this course also starts our negotiation skills training that culminates with an all-day simulation of international negotiations.
Acquisition of broad orientational knowledge to understand the interplay between politics and economics behind international trade and their effects on development. Students will practise their skills in data analysis. Students will also acquire skills in planning and undertaking diplomatic negotiation in a simulated environment.