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Economics 5400 - International Trade Theory (Fall 2017)

This is an advanced course in the theory of international trade. We will cover positive and normative aspects of standard and new trade theory, along with recent developments in the literature. Microeconomics (3010 or 4010) is required, and mathematical economics (4310) is recommended. A complete syllabus for the class is here. All lecture notes are in PDF format.

Lecture Notes
Topic 01: Course Outline


Assignment 1: Building a Ricardian Economy. Due Thursday September 28.
Assignment 2: Building a Specific Factors Economy. Due Thursday October 19.
Assignment 3: Building an HOS Economy. Due Thursday November 14.




August 18: First class is on Tuesday August 29 at 10:30 in Huntsman Hall 160. See you there.
November 22: Next week there will be no class on Tuesday. Your assignment is to read this (partially finished) paper and critique it in one page (things you liked, thing you didn't, things that aren't clear, and so on). Useful comments will definitely be acknowledged in the final version! On Thursday Reza has agreed to come to class to discuss the paper with you. Have a good Thanksgiving break.