2016_17
University
Rovira y Virgili
Educational guide 
Faculty of Business and Economics
A A 
english 
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Management (2009)
 Subjects
  WORLD ECONOMY
IDENTIFYING DATA 2016_17
Subject (*) WORLD ECONOMY Code 16214105
Study programme
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Management (2009)
Cycle 1st
Descriptors Credit. Type Year Period Exam timetables and dates
6 Compulsory Third 1Q
Modality and teaching language See working groups
Prerequisites
Department Economics
Coordinator
VILA CÓRCOLES, JOSE MANUEL
ARAUZO CAROD, JOSEP MARIA
COCA SÁNCHEZ, JAVIER
SOLDEVILA LAFON, MARIA VICTÒRIA
IRANZO SANCHO, SUSANA
E-mail josepmaria.arauzo@urv.cat
josemanuel.vila@urv.cat
mariavictoria.soldevila@urv.cat
nuria.sicart@urv.cat
susana.iranzo@urv.cat
javier.coca@urv.cat
david.rodriguez@urv.cat
Lecturers
ARAUZO CAROD, JOSEP MARIA
VILA CÓRCOLES, JOSE MANUEL
SOLDEVILA LAFON, MARIA VICTÒRIA
SICART BARCELO, NURIA
IRANZO SANCHO, SUSANA
COCA SÁNCHEZ, JAVIER
RODRÍGUEZ JUSTICIA, DAVID
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General description This course provides an analysis of the theories of international trade, the labor movement (migration), the movement of firms (FDI) and trade in intermediate goods (outsourcing). It also analyzes trade policy and the operation of the main instruments of this policy. The first part of the course presents business models that explain why countries trade and what gains from trade. Some of the models examined include the Ricardian model and the Heckscher-Ohlin and the new trade theories based on economies of scale and imperfect competition and outsourcing of goods and services. The second part of the course deals with trade policy. Specifically, it discusses the implementation of tariffs and import quotas and export subsidies, in perfect competition as a market structure with imperfect competition. We study the effect of these instruments on the welfare of the countries involved. Finally, the course ends with a discussion of international trade agreements and their implications in areas such as the volume of trade, labor rights and the environment.
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