Courses & Units

International Economics BEA202



Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2020. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.


This is an intermediate level unit in Economics. The unit is for students who have elected the Business Economics major in the Bachelor of Business (BBus) and the Economic Policy major in the Bachelor of Economics (BEc) degrees. The unit is an elective in all other Economic majors offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. This unit provides students with a balance of both micro and macro view of Economics in a worldwide perspective. There will be normative views discussed in the development of the world regions and quantitative and analytical approach taken on key areas such as trade theory. The unit aims to extend knowledge about the global economy and provide analytical tools that can help to produce efficient outcomes for the global economy. The unit also covers issues concerning why uneven development occurs, whether convergence is possible and why efficiency and equity do not always complement each other.


Unit name International Economics
Unit code BEA202
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Economics and Finance

Dr Mala Raghaven

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

  • LO1: Understand an economic way of thinking to discuss the economic behaviour of consumers, firms and governments within the context of international markets for goods and services.
  • LO2: Apply an economic way of thinking and use appropriate economic model and graphical techniques to support the economic analysis of international trade flows, the assessment of various trade related government policies, and various macroeconomic issues including exchange rate determination.
  • LO3: Discuss from various perspectives, a range of contemporary and topical micro- and macroeconomic trade and capital flow related issues across developed, developing and emerging economies which also include ethics and cross-cultural issues.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,354.00 091901

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.





Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour workshop per week. Please check the unit outline for details.


Quizzes (10%), Workshop (10%), Essay (10%), Discussion posts (10%), Final exam (60%).

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Pugel T.A. (2015), International Economics, 16th Edition, McGraw-Hill, New York.

This text book is a standard text at many US and Australian universities. Each chapter has case studies containing a real world situation that provides better understanding and practical application of the concepts discussed in that chapter.

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