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ERIC Number: EJ969424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5930
Teaching Real-World Political Economy: Simulating a WTO Negotiation
Steagall, Jeffrey W.; Jares, Timothy E.; Gallo, Andres
Journal of Teaching in International Business, v23 n1 p46-58 2012
"If free trade is a no-brainer, why isn't trade free?" Students often express such sentiments at the conclusion of a typical international trade course, during which they have learned that free trade is optimal, but that countries continue to restrict trade substantially. This article describes a simulation of a round of trade liberalization under the auspices of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The simulation differs from others in the literature in that it represents a substantial component of the course, but it is not the course's focal point. Because the simulation has proven beneficial to students, the article attempts to provide a blueprint that will enable other professors to implement the project with minimal start-up costs. (Contains 16 footnotes and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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