Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
International Trade Theory, 7.5 credits
(Internationell Handelsteori, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1113NE
Subject area: Economics
Main field of study: Economics
Academic school: School of Social Sciences
Disciplinary domain: Social Sciences 100%
Grading scale: AF
Education cycle: First-cycle (Bachelor)
Course level: B (intermediate)
Progressive specialisation: G1F (First cycle. Entry requirements: 0-60 credits from first-cycle courses)
Language of instruction: English
Valid from: VT 2019 (spring semester)

1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Social Sciences at Södertörn University on 2018-12-06 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

30 credits in Economics A and English B or equivalent

3. Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student is able to:
  • explain how economic incentives govern the global allocation of labour,
  • describe different trade models and describe the causes of different outcomes in the models,
  • use trade models to evaluate the effects of different kinds of trade policy,
  • reflect on the role of international trade in societal development, as well as the responsibility associated with the use of socio-economic tools,
  • take independent standpoints on socio-economic problems vis-a-vis international trade theory,
  • demonstrate good insight into the importance of ethical aspects in economic research.

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    The course provides a deeper understanding of the global allocation of resources and technologies causes incentives for trade. It covers trade models such as the Ricardo model and the Heckscher-Ohlin model and uses them to evaluate the potential gains and losses due to trade. The course also covers trade in imperfect competition and migration, and the consequences of international flows, outsourcing and trade policy.

    • International Trade Theory, 7,5 credits
      (Internationell handelsteori, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    • 1001, International Trade Theory, 7,5 credits
      (Internationell handelsteori, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F
      Academic discipline: Social Sciences 100%

    5. Course design

    Teaching is conducted through lectures. Some individual work or group work may be required in addition to teacher-led instruction.

    6. Examination format

    Written examination
     The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

    7. Reading list

    8. Restrictions on accreditation

    The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.