International Economic Analysis

Unit code: BEO3430 | Study level: Undergraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
BEO1105 - Economic Principles
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


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The aim of this unit is to study economic factors surrounding the international movement of goods and services, labour and capital. Topics include: measurement and determinants of intra-industry trade; analysis of barriers to trade; political economy of trade; trade policy; international movement of labour and capital; multinational corporations and FDI; trade and environmental issues; and international trade regulation. Students will engage in a range of learning activities involving practical problem-solving sessions, case study analysis, online learning activities, peer discussion and review, and self- reflection. Student learning will be guided and assessed by means of a test, a country or industry project.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically review a broad range of theories and models concerning international trade;
  2. Critically assess the regulation of trade in local and global markets in identifying and solving International trade problems;
  3. Critically examine various markets of labour migration, environmental protection and foreign investment; and
  4. Communicate international trade knowledge and ideas associated with topics in the form of a market/industry report and group presentations.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
Grade: 50%
Online Test x2 (20% 30%)
Assessment type: Project
Grade: 25%
Individual Country or Industry Project
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 25%
Group Presentation and Poster

Other locations

For students studying at Central University of Finance and Economics, Henan University, Liaoning University, Sunway College Kuala Lumpur
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 20%
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 30%
Country or industry project
Assessment type: Examination
Grade: 50%
Final Examination

Required reading

International Economics
Pugel, T. A. (2020).| New York: McGraw-Hill, Irwin.

As part of a course

This unit is not a compulsorily taken as part of any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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