Why countries trade in the first place? How large is international trade and what are the main directions of international trade? What is the right way to measure the international trade? How and by whom international trade is regulated? What are the welfare consequences of international trade? How international trade affects individual firms and industries? Why some firms decide to export? What is the impact of government policies on trade volumes and welfare, and what are the best policies? These are just some of the questions we will answer in this International Economics class by combining modern models of international trade and latest empirical research. In addition, we will work on building mathematical, statistics, and econometrics skills that are necessary to conduct independent research in international economics. We will also study the main sources of historical trade data, tariff data and will learn how to use these sources to obtain information.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On completion of the course, students should be able to:
• Analyse the determinants, patterns and effects of international trade within a general equilibrium framework, where the interrelationships amongst product and factor markets in an economy are explicitly taken into consideration.
• Describe theoretical models in international economics and apply these theories to the real world issues.
• Explain the effect of government policies in international economics.
• Distinguish between the efficiency implications and distributional consequences of trade and trade policy.
• Understand the role of politics in trade and vice versa.
• Assess the costs and benefits of trade policy from an economic point of view.
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- A mandatory mid semester examination - 40%
- 2.5-3.5 hour final exam - 60%
- Two home assignments - 20%
- A mandatory mid semester examination - 30%
- 2.5-3.5 hour final exam - 50%
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Two/Three lectures and one tutorial per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Students are advised to have basic preparation in statistics and econometrics. In particular, students are suggested to have some skills in regression analysis and some general understanding of binary choice models.
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|Last day to enrol
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|15 Feb 2016
|26 Feb 2016
|31 Mar 2016
|27 May 2016