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).
|Montag||07.10.2019||10:00 - 14:00||D4.0.144|
|Montag||14.10.2019||10:00 - 14:00||D4.0.144|
|Montag||21.10.2019||10:00 - 14:00||D4.0.144|
|Montag||28.10.2019||10:00 - 14:00||D4.0.144|
|Montag||04.11.2019||10:00 - 14:00||D4.0.144|
|Montag||11.11.2019||10:00 - 14:00||D4.0.144|
|Montag||18.11.2019||10:00 - 14:00||D4.0.144|
|Montag||25.11.2019||10:00 - 14:00||D4.0.144|
|Montag||02.12.2019||10:00 - 14:00||D4.0.144|
|Montag||09.12.2019||10:00 - 14:00||D4.0.144|
|Montag||16.12.2019||10:00 - 14:00||D4.0.144|
|Montag||13.01.2020||10:00 - 14:00||D4.0.144|
|Montag||20.01.2020||10:00 - 14:00||D4.0.144|
|Mittwoch||22.01.2020||08:45 - 11:45||D4.2.013|
|Montag||27.01.2020||10:00 - 14:00||D4.0.144|
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.
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
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.
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!
Please show up in the first lecture to secure your place. (If you are not able to attend the first lecture, please notify us before hand.) Vacant spots might be offered to students on the waiting list (attending the first lecture).
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.
International Accounts, Balance of Payment
Exchange Rates; No-Arbitrage Conditions
Microeconomic Foundations I:
GE in Closed and Open Economies
Microeconomic Foundations II:
Gains from Trade
Productivity Differences and Trade:
Endowment Differences and Trade
Heckscher-Ohlin Model, Specific Factor Model
Imperfect Competition and Trade
Monopolistic Competition, Heterogeneous Firms
Trade Policy, Tariffs, Quotas under Perfect and Imperfect Competition