Tutorial 1: Introduction to the Course Today’s topics of discussion: A brief discussion of institutions: Auto Pact CUSFTA NAFTA FTAA WTO Are these national, international, local? Where are the impacts? Main point: even international agreements/institutions have a local impact and that impact varies from place to place depending on the local (economic and social) geography. Next week’s tutorial questions: 1. Is BC a core or periphery economy? 2. Describe the value chain for a “simple” product. “value chain lumber” in Google, for example 3. Describe a large multinational corporation in terms of its global operations.