Master VWL Winter 2015/16  

International Trade

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Gunther Schnabl
Tutor: Raphael Fischer
Start: 08.10.2015
Date: Thursday, 11.00 - 12.30
Room: SR 6 (I129)
Language: English
Module: International Economics
Module Number: 07-202-1102
Credits: 10 ECTS, Exam

Content and Slides

0.Introduction to Module, Term Paper, Topic Assignment(THURSDAY), 11.15, Room SR6 (I129)08.10.2015
1.The Basic Trade Model and Terms of Trade15.10.2015
2.Absolute and Comparative Advantage29.10.2015
3.The Factor Endowment Model12.11.2015
4.Imperfect Competition19.11.2015
5.Outsourcing and Product Fragmentation26.11.2015
6.International Factor Movement: Labor and Capital10.12.2015
7.Instruments of Trade Policy17.12.2015
8.The Political Economy of Trade Policy07.01.2016
9.Trade Policy and Imperfect Competition  14.01.2016
Guest Speaker: Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther, Präsident des Instituts der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln: "Perspektiven für den deutschen Export im Zeichen der Globalisierung" 14:00-15:00 Uhr, Felix-Klein-Hörsaal19.01.2016
10. Trade Controls in Practice21.01.2016
11.Trade Policy in Developing Countries28.01.2016
12.Controversies in Trade Policy02.02.2016
13.Questions and Answers04.02.2016
14.Written Exam10.02.2016

Reading list

For deeper understanding of the contents of the lecture notice the reading list. Students are encouraged to follow the ongoing debate on international trade as reported in the Economist, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Financial Times, Reuters, Bloomberg, or the news on the WTO website.

Basic literature
Krugman, Paul / Obstfeld, Maurice / Melitz, Marc 2011: International Economics: Theory and Policy, 9th. edition, Boston.
Caves, Richard / Frankel, Jeffrey / Jones, Ronald 2007: World Trade and Payments: An Introduction, 10th edition, Boston


letzte Änderung: 18.05.2016