Recent Question/Assignment

Question 1
Assuming that global international trade sharply declines because of the “trade war” (in the forms of increases in tariff and other trade barriers such as import quota on both sides) between the U.S. and China, the U.S. and the European Union, and the U.S. and Japan. Everything being equal, explain in 700-800 words the likely impact on the following:
• Global productivity, economic growth and inflation
• Australian consumers who buy goods imported from China, Japan and the United States. • Australian producers who need to source from both China and the United States.
• Australian exporters such as a mining company who exports iron ore and coal to China and Japan.
Your discussion must reference the following:
- Blinder, Alan S., 2019, “The Free-Trade Paradox: The Bad Politics of a Good Idea”, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 98 (1), 119-128
- Three or more other academic references (i.e. research articles) from your own research.
Question 2
The U.S. and China are also currently engaged in a “technology war” (see e.g. this overview article from Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2020/12/29/us-and-china-technologyconflict-heres-why-2020-is-so-critical/). Discuss in 700-800 words the likely impact of this “technology war” on Australian trade with both U.S. and China.
Your discussion must reference the following:
- Liu, T. and Wing, T.-W., 2018, “Understanding the U.S. – China Trade War”, China Economic Journal, 11(3), 319-340.
- Three or more other academic references (i.e. research articles) from your own research.
FORMATTING/REFERENCING
• Use 1.5 spacing and a professional font (e.g. Times New Roman) with a font size 11 or 12.
• All sources used in the discussions must be appropriately referenced both in the text and in the reference list, using a standard referencing system (e.g. Harvard style).