A New Model of Education in International Trade Policy

By Morteza Haghiri and William A. Kerr.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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This paper proposes a new interdisciplinary academic program at the undergraduate level, which could replace the lack of formal education in the field of international trade policy in Canada. The model can also be extended to other countries in a straight forward manner. The proposed program attempts to encompass various subjects in major related fields in international trade policy education including business, Canadian studies, economics, environmental studies, history, international relations, law, political science, and sociology. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the program, it needs a collegial cooperation of several academic departments. The paper also provides some policy recommendations for higher education in the various fields related to the international trade policy.

Keywords: Education, International Trade Policy, International Relations

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp.101-106. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 554.742KB).

Dr. Morteza Haghiri

Assistant Professor, Social Science, Memorial University, Canada

Dr. Haghiri has joined the Memorial University of Newfoundland at Corner Brook as Assistant Professor of Economics since July 2006. He graduated from the Department of Bioresource Policy, Business, and Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Canada in 2003. From 2003 to 2006 Dr. Haghiri was Assistant Professor of Economics at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada. He has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Tehran, Iran. The focus of his research has been on applied economics, food safety and supply chain management, and applied econometrics. He has presented over 40 academic papers in different conferences in Canada and international countries including Brazil, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United States. As date, Dr. Haghiri has been able to publish over 20 papers in academic Journals and conference proceedings.

Dr. William A. Kerr

Professor, Van Vliet Chair, and Senior Associate of ESTEY Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade, Agricultural Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Dr. Kerr has a B.A. in International Relations from UBC, an M.A. in Economics (Trade and Development) from Simon Fraser University and a Ph.D. in Economics and Agricultural Economics from UBC. The focus of his research has been on international trade and international commercial policy. He has provided advice on trade policy negotiating strategies for the WTO, NAFTA, and other regional trade associations. He has worked on trade disputes between the EU and Canada and the US and Canada. He has been a consultant for the World Bank, The InterAmerican Development Bank, the EU, the British government, the Federal and a number of Provincial governments in Canada. Professor Kerr has over 250 academic publications including 10 books.


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