2017-2018 / ECON2250-1

Economie internationale


8h Th, 16h AUTR

Number of credits

 Master in agricultural bioengineering (120 ECTS)2 crédits 


Philippe Lebailly

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

A. International trade theory
1. Comparative advantages
2. National accounting and the balance of payments
3. Exchange rates
B. International trade
1. Trade policy tools
2. Forward markets
3. Barriers to export growth
C. Trade terms
D. Globalization : the case of foodsector.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To understand the role of the economy in international relations and to characterize the main agricultural markets.
After completing the course the student is expected to
Understand the place of the economy in the analysis of the international reports
Characterize the main markets of farm products
Understand the functioning of authorities and instruments of the international trade

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

-- ECON2244-1 - Political and social economics

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Lectures : 8h Case studies : 10h Personal work : 6h

Recommended or required readings

1) Krugman (1996). La mondialisation n'est pas coupable : vertus et limites du libre-échange. La Découverte/Poche; 81. Essais.
2) Bigman (2002). Globalization and the Developing Countries : Emerging Strategies for Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation. Cabi Publishing.
3) Ataman Aksoy et Beghin (2005). Global agricultural Trade and Developing Countries. The World Bank.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam and oral presentation

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks


Lebailly Philippe, (Professeur Ordinaire)

Bât. GE Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech
Passage des Déportés 2
5030 Gembloux

+32 81 622361