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Economics 5400 - International Trade Theory (Fall 2016)


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

Assignments
 
Assignment 01: Due date is September 22. 
Assignment 02Due date is October 11. 
Assignment 03Due date is October 27. Extended to November 1. 
Assignment 04Due date is November 17. 
Assignment 05Due no later than December 9. 



Miscellaneous

September 8: Here is the Excel sheet we worked on in class.
October 26: Here is the Excel sheet for the HOS model. This is the two country version.
 

Announcements

August 26: First class is on Tuesday August 30 at 10:30 in Huntsman Hall 160. See you there.
September 28: Your first midterm is scheduled for Thursday October 6, in class. To help you prepare, here are four practice questions from previous midterm examinations. Please do not ask for solutions, the questions and how to best answer them, are for you to think about. On Tuesday October 4 there will not be a class. You should use that time to prepare for the midterm.
November 23: Your second midterm is scheduled for Thursday December 1, in class. To help you prepare, here are four practice questions from previous midterm examinations. Please do not ask for solutions, the questions and how to best answer them, are for you to think about. Enjoy the Thanksgiving break.