ECON 3527 - Strategy of Australian and European Integration III

North Terrace Campus - Quadmester 4 - 2019

The course analyses economic relations between Australia and the EU in the area of agribusiness. The main focus is on applying economic theory, especially trade theory, but also public finance and micro topics related to harmonizing competition policy, regulation, etc., Attention will be paid to the historical and institutional background and the political economy of decision-making in Australia and in Europe. The course will include field trips and workshops as well as more formal classes providing background on the EU and its agricultural policies. Assessment will be based on a mix of reports on site visits and assignments and a final exam.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ECON 3527
    Course Strategy of Australian and European Integration III
    Coordinating Unit School of Economics
    Term Quadmester 4
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Intensive course taught over two weeks, with up to 18 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge ECON2506 and ECON2507, or equivalent
    Course Description The course analyses economic relations between Australia and the EU in the area of agribusiness. The main focus is on applying economic theory, especially trade theory, but also public finance and micro topics related to harmonizing competition policy, regulation, etc., Attention will be paid to the historical and institutional background and the political economy of decision-making in Australia and in Europe. The course will include field trips and workshops as well as more formal classes providing background on the EU and its agricultural policies. Assessment will be based on a mix of reports on site visits and assignments and a final exam.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Richard Pomfret

    Location: Room 536, Nexus 10 Building
    Telephone: 8313 4751
    Email: richard.pomfret@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    The University of Adelaide is a research-intensive university, which seeks to develop graduates of international distinction by supporting high quality education. The University of Adelaide provides an environment where students are encouraged to take responsibility for developing the graduate attributes listed below. Achievement of the first two attributes is primarily assessed in an in-class examination which tests analytical thinking, use of evidence, and ability to apply the analysis to assess alternative social and policy outcomes. Additionally, the continuing development of good inter-personal and communication skills is widely recognised as important for all graduates, and this course seeks to develop students’ abilities to make oral contributions, and to write analyses/reports based on site visits and assigned reading material
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  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Course-related announcements are communicated via email. The overheads from the lectures and selected reading materials will be available on MyUni. https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/webapps/login The principal readings will be from J. Drake-Brockman and P.Messerlin (eds.) Potential Benefits of an EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Key issues and options (University of Adelaide Press, Adelaide, 2018) - a free pdf can be downloaded from https://www.adelaide.edu.au/press/titles/eu-trade/ -- listed as PotBen below
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary
    Tuesday 8 October Introduction to the course; International Trade Theory and Practice
    Thursday 10 October The Value Chain Way of Thinking (PotBen p.105-21)
    Tuesday 15 October Australia-EU relations background (PotBen p.3-59)).
    Thursday 17 October Agriculture Australian economic integration and agricultural policies (PotBen p.169-87 European economic integration and the EU common agricultural policy (Swinbank & Daugbjerg)
    Tuesday 22 October Foreign Investment and ISDS (PotBen p.189-208 & 281-313)
    Thursday 24 October Regulation, competition policy & public procurement (PotBen 123-67)
    Tuesday 29 October Australia-EU relations in a wider context (PotBen 61-93). Services trade (PotBen p.225-77) e-commerce and digital trade (PotBen 211-24).
    Thursday 31 October Review

    Midsemester Exam during the University exam period 9-23 November 24 November – 7 December European study tour: 25-29 November in Paris, 2-6 December in Brussles (details to be confirmed) (Site visit report due before midnight 5 December) Friday 6 December - Seminar on Study Tour (Student Participation Expected). Friday 13 December – Research Paper due before 5pm Monday 16 December 11:00am – 1:00pm Final Examination
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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

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