Course Description

Course Name

International Agricultural Trade

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course is to study international food trade by investigating international trade theory and trade policies. It will address elements determining trade, factor flows, exchanges rates and economic development in the world. The emphasis will be on empirical aspects where trade theory and trade policies are relevant and applicable. To incorporate world trade from a food perspective, it will especially deal with actual cases with which students can clearly understand and familiarize current developments in trade. Case studies by student groups will be pursued. All class activities will be held in English.

Course Objectives
The course is to let students understand determinants of international flows of goods and capitals by studying traditional and new trade theories. In addition, it will make students comprehend underlying logics behind various trade policy measures and their implementation mechanism and consequences. Case studies will reinforce these study goals.

*Course content subject to change