Economic Research and Trade Development

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Online - Virtual , 20240924 24 - Sep - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
Dubai - UAE , 20241007 07 - Oct - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register


The Economic Research and Trade development course provides an understanding of economic research topics, primary sources, data sources, and research methods. This course will guide participants through the process of forming economic hypotheses, gathering the appropriate data, analyzing them, and effectively communicating their results. It will focus on the economic analysis of international law using both theoretical as well as empirical understanding of topics relating to international trade and investments. The course will go beyond traditional theories and utilize contract theory and transaction cost theories as the theoretical framework for analysis. The linkages between trade, growth, and development as well as the various economic debates relating to globalization will be discussed.


At the end of the Economic Research and Trade Development course, the participants should be able to:

  • Develop economic research.
  • Describe the international legal regulations relating to international trade and investment.
  • Explain and give examples of global economic architecture.
  • Analyze the interactions between economics, politics, and law in relation to international trade and investment law such as international institutions of trade and financial markets.
  • Assess and evaluate the larger development and welfare implications of economic policy in the area of international trade and investment.
  • Identify and suggest solutions for complex problems relating to aspects of international trade and investment.
  • Describe and apply contract theory and transaction cost theory in the context of financial markets and International institutions of trade.


Economic Research and Trade Development course is suitable for, but not limited to:

  • Managers in Corporate companies.
  • Public & private sector finance personnel
  • Professionals seeking to develop their understanding of economic research
  • Corporate governance directors
  • Investment Managers


The practical and results-oriented Internal Economic Research and Trade Development training course is based on the adult learning concept. It incorporates short inspiring lectures with captivating PowerPoint slides; videos to enhance learning; ongoing discussions with action planning; ample time for Q&A; training activities to reinforce key concepts within a fun learning environment.

Pre & Post course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training.


Module 1 - Introduction to Economic research

  • KeyTopics:

    • What is research?
    • Steps in the research process
    • Developing an effective research question
    • Organization of the final paper
    • Types of theses in economics
    • Working with an advisor

Module 2 - Literature review

  • KeyTopics:

    • What a Literature Review is and is Not
    • Purposes of a Literature Review
    • Types of Literature Reviews in the Social Sciences
    • Starting a Literature Review
    • Writing a Literature Review
    • Literature Review Resources

Module 3 - How to organize a scientific text: the outlining

  • KeyTopics:

    • On Organization in Scholarly Writing
    • Two Major Organization Strategies
    • Two Types of Outlining
    • More Organization Strategies
    • Online Resources
    • Secondary vs. primary sources

Module 4 - Built up an analytical framework

  • KeyTopics:

    • Definition and The Structure of an Analytical Essay
    • Higher Order Concerns

Module 5 - International Trade and Development

  • KeyTopics:

    • Old trade framework
    • Globalization: An Introduction
    • International Trade and Finance
    • The Importance of Exports to Different Developing Nations
    • Demand Elasticities and Export Earning Instability

Module 6 - The Traditional Theory of International Trade

  • KeyTopics:

    • Relationship between trade liberalization and trade
    • Trade may not lead to growth
    • The Importance of Trade for Development
    • The Traditional Theory of International Trade
    • Trade Theory and Economic Development Strategy
    • Dynamic Development
    • Advantage of high uniform tariffs

Module 7 - Growth and Well-being

  • KeyTopics:

    • How does international trade affect economic growth?
    • How does trade alter the distribution of income?
    • How can trade promote development?
    • Is an outward-looking or an inward-looking trade policy best?

Module 8 - Economic Growth and Development

  • KeyTopics:

    • Economic Development Strategies:
    • Primary Export-led Strategy
    • Import-substitution Strategy
    • Outward-looking Strategy
    • Neutral Economic Growth
    • Types of Technological Change
    • International Flows of Labor and Capital
    • Economic Analysis of Labor Migration

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