Syllabus

Titel
2015 Research & Policy Seminar: International Economics
LV-Leiter/innen
Univ.Prof. Dr. Harald Badinger, Dr. Birgit Elisabeth Meyer, MSc.
Kontakt
  • LV-Typ
    PI
  • Semesterstunden
    2
  • Unterrichtssprache
    Englisch
Anmeldung
19.09.2019 bis 26.09.2019
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Master
Termine
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Ort und Zeit nach Ankündigung

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).

Based on the topics discussed in class, groups of two (to three, depending on course size) students analyze one scientific paper in detail and replicate (part) of the results. Students prepare a presentation for 25-30 minutes and a short seminar paper. For each presentation there will be assigned discussants and an open discussion. Students can develop their ideas further to a master thesis.

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 be able to apply them to real world issues 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.

 

Further, students familize themselve with current topics in international trade.

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.

Lehr-/Lerndesign

Lectures, Term Paper,  Student Presentations, Discussions

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

Topic Pitch (10%): Students present their research questions (5-10 minutes)

Presentation (15%):  Students prepare a presentation of their seminar paper for 25-30 minutes

Seminar paper (65%): 12-16 pages

Discussion and active participation (10%): For each presentation there will be assigned discussants and an open discussion.

 

Students can develop their ideas further to a master thesis.

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!

Literatur

1 Autor/in: Feenstra, R.
Titel:

Advanced International Trade


Verlag: Princeton, Princeton University Press
Jahr: 2017
Art: Buch
2 Autor/in: Markusen, J.R., Melvin, J.R., Kaempfer, W.H., and Maskus. K.E.
Titel:

International Trade: Theory and Evidence


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

Exchange Rate Economics: Theory and Evidence


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

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.
Titel:

Understanding Global Trade


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

Market Structure and Foreign Trade


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

Multinational Firms and the Theory of International Trade


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

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.

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

harald.badinger@wu.ac.at

birgit.meyer@wu.ac.at

Detailinformationen zu einzelnen Lehrveranstaltungseinheiten

Einheit Datum Inhalte
1

Topic Inputs (13-15h)

2

Topic Pitch

3

Q&A session (13-15h)

4

Q&A session

5

Student Presentations

6

Student Presentations

7

Student Presentations

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