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DECO 1565A - International Economic Negotiations

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English


Some knowledge of the rules governing international trade, particularly those of the WTO (OMC) is useful but not necessary.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the manner in which nations reach agreements on economic issues. The focus will be on negotiations of rules governing international trade and foreign investment and the resolution of specific disputes concerning commercial relations.


PATTERSON, Eliza R. (Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University)

Pedagogical format

Lecture and simulation.

Course validation

Grades will be based on participation in the negotiation exercises and on a final paper. Continuous assessment.


The course will begin with a lecture by the professor on background information necessary for the students to engage during subsequent classes in a series of simulation exercises in which students, divided into teams each representing one nation, will act out a negotiation. Grades will be based on participation in the negotiations plus a final paper analysing a negotiation.

Required reading

A reader will be available