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Deglobalization, nationalism, and trade war: the challenge to global trade

This course is fully booked (no waiting list)

International trade issues are everywhere in the news. The rumblings of the Ukraine war, U.S.-China trade wars, Brexit disagreement, the Make America Great Again controversy, and other events of the day underscore the significance of international trade in our lives. A grasp of international trade theory and policy should allow students to analyze events occurring in the world economy and evaluate the wisdom of national policies. By combining theory with current events, the course will enable students to make sense of the persistent debates on international trade issues in public forums. Upon completing the class, students will be able to evaluate the new era, explain the theories of trade and policy, and identify the US and China's significance in the world economy.

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.

It is recommended that participants have passed a Principles of Microeconomics or Macroeconomics course.


Exchange Students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about admission here.


Baban Hasnat


Academic profile

Baban Hasnat is Professor at the Department of Business Administration at The College at Brockport, USA. His teaching and research interests include International Business Environment, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics and Foreign Investment & Trade Policy.