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The economics of e-commerce (6 points)


Leader: Dr He-Ling Shi

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The Nasdaq might be unstable but e-commerce has arrived and is an important aspect of the new global economy. This subject investigates the economics of e-commerce: how e-commerce is changing the transactions costs of international trade and within an organisation the economics of production; whether e-commerce improves market transparency and competition; the risks of e-commerce; the impact of e-commerce on production, inflation and growth. We analyse how governments foster competitiveness and the response of companies to the new opportunities.

Assessment: Written (4000-word research report): 40% + Tutorial presentation: 10% + Examination (3 hours): 50%

Contact Hours: Lectures and seminar: 3 hours per week

Prerequisites: Completion of four of the 4000 level units in the Master of Applied Economics

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