International Trade and Finance

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Trade and Finance

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Substantial previous university-level study of intermediate-level micro- and

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    The module analyses the essential theoretical and policy issues of international trade and
    finance. In doing so care is taken to link both international trade and finance theory with
    real world events.

    Topics covered include:
    ? The theory of comparative advantage and the case for free trade.
    ? Classical and modern explanations of what goods and services nations will
    ? How trade affects income distribution.
    ? Inter-industry intra-industry and intertemporal trade.
    ? Tariffs and non-tariff barriers to trade quotas, voluntary export restraints,
    anti-dumping, and export subsidies.
    ? Imperfect competition and strategic trade policy.
    ? The political economy of trade policy.
    ? Empirical studies of trade models.
    ? The balance of payments.
    ? Prices and the real exchange rate.
    ? Money, interest rates and exchange rates; performance of different
    exchange rate regimes; currency crises.
    ? Topics in international macroeconomics.

    Teaching: Lectures and seminars

    ? Seminar Portfolio
    ? 2 hour Exam
    Alternative assessment (tbc)

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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