Master VWL Winter 2016/17  

International Trade

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Gunther Schnabl
Tutor: Raphael Fischer
Start: 13.10.2016
Date: Thursday, 11.15 - 12.45
Room: SR 12 (I215)
Language: English
Module: International Economics
Module Number: 07-202-1102
Credits: 10 ECTS, Exam

Content and Slides

0.Introduction to Module, Term Paper, Topic Assignment06.10.2016
1.The Basic Trade Model and Terms of Trade13.10.2016
2.Absolute and Comparative Advantage27.10.2016
3.The Factor Endowment Model03.11.2016
4.Imperfect Competition10.11.2016
5.Outsourcing and Product Fragmentation17.11.2016
6.International Factor Movement: Labor and Capital
24.11.2016
7.Instruments of Trade Policy08.12.2016
8.The Political Economy of Trade Policy15.12.2016
9.Trade Policy and Imperfect Competition  05.01.2017
10. Trade Controls in Practice12.01.2017
11.Trade Policy in Developing Countries19.01.2017
12.Controversies in Trade Policy26.01.2017
Guest Speaker: Horst Köhler (former president of the Fed. Rep. of Germany) on "Weltwirtschaft und Weltgesellschaft: Einblicke und Ausblicke"27.01.2027
13.Questions and Answers (Test Exam Part 2: Trade)02.02.2017
14.Written Examination; 13:00-14:30, Room HS 108.02.2017

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: 04.06.2018