Online Course Modules: Institutions and Trade

International Monetary Systems

The International Monetary Systems module provides one with information concerning: the history of the International Monetary System; the importance of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, including their basic purposes and functions; what money markets and international money markets are; what international capital markets are and their function in both developing and high-income countries; international security markets; and the basics of the European Monetary System. A case study on Argentina’s recent economic crisis is available.

Regionalization and Trading Blocs

The Regionalization and Trading Blocs module provides one with information on: what globalization means, its impact on business, and the forces that are driving it; the advantages and disadvantages of globalization, as well as who is in favor of globalization and who opposes the movement; what the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) are, how they work, and what their history is; the history and purpose of some of the world's largest and most influential Regional Agreements: NAFTA, MERCOSUR, ASEAN, and the EU; and the basic premises of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) that is currently under negotiation in North, South, and Latin America. A case study on Quebec’s language laws is also provided.

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) module provides information pertaining to: The historical origins of NAFTA; facts of NAFTA and member states; Canada's role in NAFTA; Mexico's role in NAFTA; future developments towards regional integration. This module provides in depth information on the economic effects of NAFTA and the future possibilities that NAFTA holds. A case study on the U.S.-Canadian software lumber dispute is also included.

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