ECW3301 - Case studies in international trade - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Economics

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Siah Kim Lan


Dr Siah Kim Lan

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


ECW2721 or ECW2731 or equivalent.


Students will deepen their knowledge of Asia's traditional and emerging trading partners through lectures and relevant articles; case studies of particular countries covering economic, legal and financial aspects, will be undertaken in depth; the relative merits of protectionism and free trade as well as the latest developments in the world trading system will also be considered.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. evaluate Asia's traditional and emerging trading partners
  2. analyse the process of international trade, the parties involved and their functions
  3. be able to form factual assessment and constructive criticism of public policy and debate concerning open economy issues
  4. analyse the recent developments in the world trading system
  5. acquire knowledge of the application of the case study method of study.


Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information