Master VWL Winter 2019/20  

International Trade

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Gunther Schnabl
Tutor: Sebastian Müller
Start: 24.10.2019
Date: Thursday, 11.15 - 12.45
Room: SR 6
Language: English
Module: International Economics
Module Number: 07-202-1102
Credits: 10 ECTS, Exam

Content and Slides

0.Intro International Finance & International Trade17.10.2019
1.The Basic Trade Model and Terms of Trade24.10.2019
2.Absolute and Comparative Advantage07.11.2019
3.The Factor Endowment Model14.11.2019
4.Imperfect Competition21.11.2019
5.Outsourcing and Product Fragmentation28.11.2019
6.International Factor Movement: Labor and Capital (in room SR2!)
05.12.2019
7.The Instruments of Trade Policy12.12.2019
8.The Political Economy of Trade Policy19.12.2019
9. Trade Policy and Imperfect Competition09.01.2020
10.Trade Controls in Practice16.01.2020
Gastvortrag Dr. Ludger Schuknecht (OECD Deputy Secretary-General): "Wirtschaftspolitische Herausforderungen für Deutschland in der Europäischen Union", Raum: SR2 (I 121).20.01.2020
15:00-16:30
11.Trade Policy in Developing Countries23.01.2020
12.Controversies in Trade Policy30.01.2020
Q&A Session06.02.2020
Exam (Sample Exam)12.02.2020

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: 16.01.2020