5972 Specialization: International Economics
Univ.Prof. Dr.Dr. Ingrid Kubin, Dr. Birgit Elisabeth Meyer, MSc.
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
08.02.2019 bis 17.02.2019
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Master
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Montag 25.02.2019 11:00 - 15:00 D4.0.144
Montag 04.03.2019 11:00 - 15:00 D4.0.144
Montag 11.03.2019 11:00 - 15:00 D4.0.144
Montag 18.03.2019 11:00 - 15:00 D4.0.144
Montag 25.03.2019 11:00 - 15:00 D4.0.144
Montag 01.04.2019 11:00 - 15:00 D4.0.144
Montag 08.04.2019 11:00 - 15:00 D4.0.144
Montag 08.04.2019 15:00 - 16:00 D4.0.019
Montag 29.04.2019 11:00 - 15:00 D4.0.144
Montag 06.05.2019 11:00 - 15:00 D4.0.144
Montag 13.05.2019 11:00 - 15:00 D4.0.144
Montag 20.05.2019 11:00 - 15:00 D4.0.144
Montag 27.05.2019 11:00 - 15:00 D4.0.144
Montag 03.06.2019 11:00 - 15:00 D4.0.144
Montag 17.06.2019 11:00 - 15:00 D4.0.144
Montag 24.06.2019 11:00 - 15:00 D4.0.144

Inhalte der LV

The first part focuses on models of international trade theory, dealing with the causes and consequences of trade and trade policy under perfect and imperfect competition. The second part, involving student presentations, deals with selected topics and contemporary issues (e.g., monetary systems, optimal currency areas, the Euro, financial crises, sovereign default).

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

After this class students should have a sound knowledge of the main theories of international trade and exchange rate determination, understand their empirical implications, and beable to apply them to real worldissues and questions of economic policy relevance. The main part of the course focuses on models of international trade theory, dealing with the causes and consequences of trade and trade policy under perfect and imperfect competition.

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

Attendance is compulsory. Students can be absent during 2 units, beyond that a confirmation of severe reasons for absence is requested.

Students cannot be deregistered from the course after archieving accomplishments in one of the course's components.


Lectures, Exercises, Tests, Student Presentations

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

Mid-term test (units 1-4; 60 minutes; 35%), final test (units 6-9; 60 minutes; 35%), one presentation (20%) and two home assignments (each 5%). A positive joint mid-term and
final test (50% threshold of total points) and a positive presentation are required for passing the class. There will be one retake exam at the end of term covering all units for those who

Presentations: at the end of the units 2-4 and 6-9: students present articles from magazines (e.g., The Economist) of their choice (related to international economics), 5-10 min. For each
presentation there will be assigned discussants and an open discussion.

Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

During the registration period, students will be placed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once registration closes, more seats will be made available. Students from the waiting list will then be placed based on their cohort. Students from an older cohort will be placed before students from younger cohorts. If you are registered, but do not intend to take the class, we ask you to deregister during the registration period. There is no guarantee for a seat in this lecture!


1 Autor/in: Feenstra, R.

Advanced International Trade

Verlag: Princeton, Princeton University Press
Jahr: 2004
Art: Buch
2 Autor/in: Markusen, J.R., Melvin, J.R., Kaempfer, W.H., and Maskus. K.E.

International Trade: Theory and Evidence

Verlag: New York et al., MacGraw-Hill
Jahr: 1995
Art: Buch
3 Autor/in: MacDonald, R.

Exchange Rate Economics: Theory and Evidence

Verlag: London, Routledge
Jahr: 2007
Art: Buch
4 Autor/in: Dixit, A. and Norman, V.

Theory of International Trade: A Dual, General Equilibrium Approach

Verlag: Cambridge et al., Cambridge University Press
Jahr: 2002
Art: Buch
5 Autor/in: Helpman, E.

Understanding Global Trade

Verlag: Harvard, Harvard University Press
Jahr: 2011
Art: Buch
6 Autor/in: Helpman, E. and Krugman, P.

Market Structure and Foreign Trade

Verlag: Cambridge, MIT Press
Jahr: 1985
Art: Buch
7 Autor/in: Markusen, J.

Multinational Firms and the Theory of International Trade

Verlag: Cambridge Mass., MIT Press
Jahr: 2002
Art: Buch
8 Autor/in: Gandolfo, G.

International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics

Verlag: NewYork, Springer
Jahr: 2002
Art: Buch

Empfohlene inhaltliche Vorkenntnisse

Good knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics, mathematics; knowledge in econometrics is helpful.

Tipp: As introductory easy reading, we recommend chapter 1-6, Feenstra and Taylor (2017): International Economics, New York: Worth Publishers.

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

Detailinformationen zu einzelnen Lehrveranstaltungseinheiten

Einheit Datum Inhalte
1 25.02.2019


Microeconomic Foundations I: GE in Closed and Open Economies

2 04.03.2019

Microeconomic Foundations II:

Gains from Trade

3 11.03.2019

Productivity Differences and Trade:

Ricardo Model

4 18.03.2019

Endowment Differences and Trade

Heckscher-Ohlin Model, Specific Factor Model

5 25.03.2019

Mid-Term Test

6 01.04.2019

Imperfect Competition and Trade

Monopolistic Competition, Heterogeneous Firms

7 08.04.2019

Trade Policy, Tariffs, Quotas under Perfect and Imperfect Competition

8 06.05.2019

International Accounts, Balance of Payment

9 13.05.2019

Exchange Rates

10 20.05.2019

Final Test

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