government trade intervention, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
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Essay Topic No. 1
Demonstrate an in-depth understanding as to how mercantilism worked? Identify its essential pillars. What were its strengths and weaknesses? What arguments do liberals have against mercantilism?
Essay Topic No. 2
Review and describe the main motives for government trade intervention. What are the positives and negatives of each method of intervention?
Essay Topic No. 3
Review and describe the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)? List its main accomplishments and discuss how it differed from the now functional World Trade Organisation.
Essay Topic No. 4
For what reasons do host countries intervene in FDI? For what reasons do home countries intervene in FDI? Are these interventions justifiable?
Essay Topic No. 5
Some people argue that the rise of bilateral free trade and/or regional trading blocs threatens free trade progress made by the World Trade Organization (WTO). Do you agree?
Essay Topic No. 6
What do you understand by the term ‘neo-liberalism’? Why have policies associated with neo-liberalism been so supported throughout the world over the last three decades or so? What benefits and opportunities does neo-liberalism provide to the international business manager?
Essay Topic No. 7
Critically analyse the global shift of clothing, textile and manufacturing production to developing countries. Is this phenomenon inevitable and what are the current effects associated with this shift?
These are all “big” questions about which much has been written. Like assignment one, you should begin your research considering what the textbook has to say on the subject. You must then go on to consult a number of other sources (students who typically do well in this unit usually reference 15 or more research papers or books) before proceeding to answer the question in a clear and concise manner.