0636 International Economics (with Focus on International Business Taxation)
ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Martin Zagler
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09/21/21 to 09/28/21
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Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 10/05/21 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D3.0.237
Thursday 10/14/21 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM D3.0.237
Wednesday 10/20/21 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D3.0.237
Thursday 10/21/21 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM D3.0.237
Friday 10/22/21 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D3.0.237
Thursday 11/04/21 02:30 PM - 06:00 PM D3.0.237
Thursday 12/02/21 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM Online-Einheit
Friday 12/03/21 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 01/12/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D3.0.237


Trade between sectors, trade within sectors, trade along the international value chain, international factor movements (including FDI), and multinational firms. Special emphasis in each chapter will be put on international taxation issues. Students interested in the monetary aspects of international economics are encouraged to follow a course on international macroeconomics. The course will follow part one of the excellent textbook by Theo Eicher, John Mutti, and Michelle Turnovsky (2009), International Economics, Routledge, 7th Edition, pp. 1 – 335. Chapters are indicated in the syllabus below initiated by EMT. A somewhat easier text that lacks the tax focus of EMT is Robert Feenstra, Alan Taylor (2011), International Trade, Worth Publishers, 2nd Edition (FT). Students with a weak background in economics may find it useful to consult this text before approaching EMT. Students are discouraged from using the staple text in international economics, Paul Krugman, Mark Melitz, and Maurice Obstfeld (2011), International Economics, Pearson, 9th Edition. But in case you have a copy lying around, chapters are indicated with the prefix KMO.

Learning outcomes

Students should learn to understand economic reasoning, such as incentives, price adjustments, and trade-offs. Moreover, students should obtain a comprehensive overview of (real aspects of) international economics.

Attendance requirements

full attendance (> 70%) required.

Teaching/learning method(s)

Students are supposed to read (!) the chapter before coming to the respective class. The course will review contents and respond to specific questions. Review Questions are given at the end of class and reviewed at the beginning of next unit.


Active participation (20%), Exercises (20%), Final 8 hour take home exam (60%).

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1 Author: Theo Eicher, John Mutti, and Michelle Turnovsky
Title: International Economics

Publisher: Routledge
Edition: 7
Remarks: Seite 1 - 335
Year: 2009
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Recommendation: Essential reading for all students
Type: Book
2 Author: Robert Feenstra, Alan Taylor
Title: International Trade

Publisher: Worth
Edition: 2
Remarks: you may also use part one of "International Economics" by the same authors.
Year: 2011
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Content relevant for diploma examination: No
Recommendation: Strongly recommended (but no absolute necessity for purchase)
Type: Book

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Last edited: 2021-05-20