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Swayam Central

Strategic Trade and Protectionism-Theories and Empirics

By Prof. Pratap C. Mohanty   |   IIT Roorkee

This course provides conceptual and theoretical framework with empirical evidences to understand recent developments in trade strategies and policy changes. Under the Pure Theory of Trade, the basis of trade, gains from trade, direction of specialization and its effects on factor of production are discussed. Various advanced theories on strategic trade and barriers are also incorporated. The discussions on Trade Policy introduce various aspects of protectionism with respect to tariff, quota, subsidies and some latest non-tariff measures (like SPSs and TBTs), trade blocs and regional trading arrangements. In short (a) to provide an analytical framework for understanding recent developments in trade issues (b) to explain country’s policy strategies to deal with the latest complexities in trade restrictions and facilitation to enhance trade.



INTENDED AUDIENCE : Under-Graduate and Graduating students in Economics, Management Studies, International Business and Strategies. Professionals and Teachers specific to this field.
PREREQUISITES Basics of Microeconomics Theory
INDUSTRY SUPPORT Consultancy, Research and Analytics, Banking, Power, Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Trainees at Ministry of Commerce and Industry,  Faculties for capacity building

Learners enrolled: 106

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 20 Mar 2020
Exam Date : 29 Mar 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1 : Introduction to International Trade and Protectionism
    Week 2 : Classical Theories of Trade – Basis for Trade
    Week 3 : New Theories of Trade – More Complexities
    Week 4 : Differentiated Products and Intra-Industry Trade
    Week 5 : Complete Versus Incomplete Specialization in Trade
    Week 6 : Partial Equilibrium Analysis of Trade Protectionism – Tariff 
    Week 7 : Non-Tariffs including TBTs and SPSs
    Week 8 : WTO: Trade Blocks and Trade Blocs

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

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    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Pratap C. Mohanty

    IIT Roorkee
    Prof.Pratap Mohanty prsently a faculty member in Economics disciplane of Dept.Humanilities and Social Sciences IIT Roorke.He have twelve years of teaching and research experience from reputed unverisities and institutions.Prior to IIT Roorkee,he was associated as Assistant Professor with Indian Institute of Foreign Trade(IIFT),New Delhi.While in IIFT he was among the faculty members to train the trade professional including IFS and IRS probationers.He has been teaching the paper "International Trade"over six years to masters and under graduate students.He was also visiting professor and instrutor for the paper "international Economics" at IIM Indore.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 29th March 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75.
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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