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040842 UK International Trade (2017W)

International Trade

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

This is a course for BA students in economics. Good knowledge of microeconomics at the BA level (consumption and production theory, imperfect competition, basic concepts of general equilibrium) are required.

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 02.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 09.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 16.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 23.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 30.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 06.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 13.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 20.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 27.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 04.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 11.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 08.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 15.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 22.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 29.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course is an introduction to international trade at the undergraduate (=BA) level. No previous knowledge of trade theory is required. We will discuss the most important workhorse models of international trade, such as the Ricardian model (country-sector productivity differences), the Heckscher-Ohlin model (international differences in factor endowments), the Krugman model of intra-industry trade (increasing returns and imperfect competition) and the Melitz model (firm heterogeneity). We will also cover topics on multinationals, trade policy and trade agreements, and economic geography.

Assessment and permitted materials

Evaluation will be based o a midterm exam (40%), a final exam (40%) and an essay (20%). Students can deregister from the course until the end of October.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The goal of the course is to make students familiar with the basic theories and empirical findings in modern international trade. This should enable them to understand and analyze phenomena related to the globalized economy (trade patterns, growth and income distribution effects of trade, etc.) as well as policy issues.

Examination topics

The course will have a lecture structure.

Reading list

Textbooks:
Krugman, Obstfeld and Melitz: International Economics
Appleyed, Field and Cobb: International Economics

Association in the course directory

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