HI5016 International Trade Tutorial
Assessment Task – Tutorial Question Assignment
Unit Code: HI 5016
Unit Name: International Trade and Enterprise
Assignment: Tutorial Questions
Due: Week 13, Tuesday October 13, 2020
Weighting: Final examination weighting- Fifty percent (50%)
Word Limit: ≤3,000
Purpose: This assignment is designed to assess your level of knowledge of the key topics covered in this unit
Unit Learning Outcomes Assessed:
1. Acquire a broad understanding of the changing international trade and investment pattern among nations.
2. Analyse how major models and theories explain international
trade and how nations benefit from international trade
3. Comprehend the international factor movements, trade policy instruments, the arguments for protectionism and; the role of Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO in promotion of
international trade, investment and economic growth among
4. Synthesise the theoretical and practical knowledge of
international economics, a well-developed understanding of the language of international trade and the tools of trade policy used by policy makers in a nation.
Description: Each week students were provided with three tutorial questions of varying degrees of difficulty. The tutorial questions are available in the Tutorial Folder, for each week, on Blackboard. The Interactive Tutorials are designed to assist students with the process, skills and knowledge to answer the provided tutorial questions. Your task is to answer a selection of tutorial question for weeks 1 to 11 inclusive and submit these answers in a single document.
Submit your solutions via Blackboard. Each student is permitted only ONE submission to Blackboard. You need to ensure that the document submitted is the correct one.
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Data fabrication and falsification
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Manipulating or inventing data with the intent of supporting false conclusions, including manipulating images.
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For further information and additional learning resources please refer to your
Discussion Board for the unit.
The questions to be answered are;
Assessment Question Week 2
Question 1: World Trade Overview and Gravity Model
In the 19th Century Britain was trading with countries from distant locations such as North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Today, Britain mostly trades with European countries. Examine the causes of the British changing trade pattern with reference to the Gravity Model. (7 Marks)
Assessment Question Week 4
Question 2: Resources and Trade: Heckscher-Ohlin (H-O) Model
How does the Ricardian model differ from the H-O theory in explaining international trade patterns among nations. (7 Marks)
Assessment Question Week 6
Question 3: Economies of Scale, Imperfect Competition and International
Trade need not be the result of comparative advantage but it can be a result of economies of scale. Discuss. (7 Marks)
Assessment Question Week 7
Question 4: International Factor Movements
Explain the effects of migration of labour between two nations. Use the figure below and the marginal product of labour concept to explain your answer. (11 Marks)
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Assessment Question Week 10
Question 5: Trade Policy in Newly Industrialized/Developing Countries
Infant Industry protection is a key solution for the growth of industrialization of developing countries. Discuss your answer by using the graph below and any other graph(s) that you can deem appropriate. (7 Marks)
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Assessment Question Week11
Question 6: Controversies in Trade Policy
After the Seattle 1999 World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference fiasco, in the next 2 years, large anti-globalization demonstrations rocked the International Monetary Fund and Work Bank in Washington. What was the anti-globalization movement goal- and was it right? Explain you answer and where appropriate use a fiigure. (11 Marks)