Course Outline :International Trade and Policy
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African Economic Research consortium
. Course Objectives The course aims to: • Acquaint the learners with the fundamental concepts underlying international trade. • Give the learners an appreciation of the factors that make international trade to be an important policy agenda; • Provide the learners with a firm foundation to develop basic analytical skills for diagnosing, describing and analyzing agricultural trade policy problems; • Provide the learners with an appreciation of why nations should constantly monitor changes in the international market environment; • Understand the role of economic integration. Familiarize the learners with the motives, types and institutional framework of regional integration schemes, and with international commodity agreements; and • Expose the learners to global trade and agricultural policies of main institutions influencing agricultural trade involving developing countries.