Course Description for Political Economy of the Global Trading Environment

ECO6708: Political Economy of the Global Trading Environment
Prerequisite:  Graduate standing in the Coggin College of Business. This course affords students the opportunity to analyze and understand the economic issues affecting importing and exporting. Students will examine U.S. trade patterns at the local, state, and national levels and will learn about analogous patterns in other nations. They will also learn about the various types of trade barriers employed worldwide, as well as the databases and resources available for researching these regulations. They will analyze critically the case for free trade and the arguments against it, how to conduct trade with a particular country or trading bloc, and the role of the various international economic organizations.