Complete the following Assignment which has two parts: A and B
PART A: Short Answer Questions
(word limit: 1000 words) [Total 15 marks]
1. (i). Define and explain factor abundance as one of the drivers
of international trade. [2.5 marks]
(ii). A multinational corporation investing in
a foreign country may choose horizontal or vertical integration. Explain the
difference between the two and provide an example where an Australia firm may
choose one over the other.[2.5 marks]
2. Describe the trade barriers in place for importing a motor vehicle into
Australia. Make sure to distinguish between tariff and non-tariff
barriers. [5 marks]
3. Are labour and environmental standards in developing countries legitimate
issues of concern or are they brought about by rising protectionist sentiments
from the west. Provide a brief answer explaining your position, include some
relevant examples. [5 marks]
Short Essay (word limit 1000)
One of the major world economy topics that is regularly covered in the
media and research publications is China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). In
2016 Australia launched Australia-China One-Belt, One-Road Initiative (ACOBORI)
to investigate Australian opportunities and threats from China’s BRI. This
initiative was developed by China to link Asia, Europe and Africa for trade
purposes. Given that this is a China developed initiative, some countries are
hesitant to join into the initiative.
Based on your research about the BRI, its goal and potential outcomes,
should Australia be involved in the BRI? In answering this question, you should
clearly outline what BRI is, explain its threats and opportunities for the
Australian and international economy.
This assignment is designed to assess your progress towards Learning
Outcomes 2-6 and it is also meant to provide you some practice for the Final
Short Answer Questions (Part A) enables you to demonstrate your
understand the international economics concepts, theories and problems in a
Short essay (Part B)provides an excellent opportunity for you to
link theory with ‘real world’ application that makes the subject meaningful. It
is also an opportunity for your to gain some research and academic writing
This assessment item covers the Topics: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
You will be assessed on accuracy as well as on your ability to write
clearly and scholarly.
A detail marking criteria for assessing the quality of your work in Part B
&C (short Answer questions and essay) are provided below.
Relevant learning objectives
developed skills in expression and presentation of ideas.
Fluent writing style.
No major grammatical and spelling errors. All references, including recent
literature, cited and used accurately.
skills in expression and presentation of ideas. Fluent writing style.
No spelling errors, minor grammatical errors. Relevant references cited and
satisfactory standard of expression. Relatively clear and concise in
expression of ideas.
Few spelling and/or grammar errors. Majority of references are presented and
inconsistency in sentence structure. Clarity of expression could be enhanced
by some revision. Many spelling errors and/or poor grammar.
Very limited references cited and used.
communication of ideas due to careless writing and lack of proof-reading.
Too many spelling and/or grammar errors.
References not included or inappropriately applied.
Content & Knowledge of
(Includes: breadth/depth of essay topic and recent debates)
use of theoretical knowledge and ongoing debate, and they are well
integrated. Contains insights and awareness of deeper and more subtle aspects
of the topic content.
There is clear evidence of researched/read more widely beyond the core
materials. Excellent use of relevant examples to support arguments.
use of theory and recent debate, but they are not well integrated.
Presents issues in the broader context and demonstrates breadth and depth of
understanding of most aspects of the essay topic.
There is evidence of having read beyond the core materials.Very good use of
relevant examples to support arguments.
knowledge of principles and concepts. Relevant key theories and ideas are
included in the work in an appropriate manner.
Demonstrates good understanding of material presented in core texts and
readings. Use of relevant examples to support arguments.
limited use of theoretical knowledge. Fails to demonstrate awareness of
While some literature is presented they purely descriptive and they are not
well integrated. Some use of examples.
to demonstrate knowledge of key principles and concepts. There is very little
evidence of having read material presented in core texts and readings.
Contains only a few ideas and they are presented uncritically in a purely
descriptive manner. Limited or no use of relevant examples.
Quality of arguments &
analytical skills, and use of evidence
well-argued and articulated statements with supporting evidence from
literature and/or real world examples. Evidence of originality and
Has highly developed analytical skills and consistently demonstrates high
levels of critical analysis.
Demonstrates ability to reflect on conclusions and their implications.
well-argued and articulated statements, but limited use of supporting
evidence from literature and/or real world examples. Evidence of independent
Has good analytical skills and is capable of good levels of critical
analysis. Able to justify conclusions and their implications.
Able to synthesise and draw conclusions from multiple perspectives
arguments based on broad evidence. Demonstrates some evidence of analytical
and evaluative skills.
Able to apply fundamental concepts and to draw and justify conclusions.
based on limited evidence. Demonstrates some evidence of analytical and
evaluative skills but development of arguments is limited.
Able to apply fundamental concepts and to draw and justify conclusions.
demonstrated evidence of ability to construct clear and coherent arguments.
Little (or no) evidence of analytical and evaluative skills.
Fails to draw on fundamental concepts and to justify conclusions.
Your assignment needs to be professionally presented and make use of
section headings so that information can be quickly located. An introduction
and conclusion are always needed. Please pay attention to grammar and spelling.
The following points are a general guide for presenting assessment
- Assessment items should be
- Use 1.5 spacing.
- Use a wide left margin.
Markers need space to be able to include their comments.
- Use a standard 12pt font
such as Times New Roman, Calibri or Arial.
- Left- justify body text.
- Include a separate title
page with your name, student number, subject code, assessment number and
- Number your pages (except
the cover page).
- Use a header or footer with
your name and student number on each page.
- Always keep a copy of your
assessments. Both a hard copy and an electronic copy.
- Most importantly, always use
your spelling and grammar checker, but remember that this does not pick up
all errors. You must still manually and carefully edit your work.
As per the CSU Referencing Policy, assessment should be fully
referenced. The Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences requires
that students apply APA (American Psychological Association) referencing. If
you are unsure of this style, please go to CSU Referencing website at