Advanced International Trade: Theory and Empirics

Time I: 
12:00pm to 02:00pm
Venue I: 
SPA1, 125

Tutorials: Tuesday (14-16) or Wednesday (16-18)

Venue of tutorials: SPA1, 21a

The course deals with patterns of international trade, both in theory and empirics. Starting with the classic Ricardian and Heckscher-Ohlin trade models, students will be ntroduced to modern models, such as Eaton & Kortum (2002), Melitz (2003) and Melitz & Ottaviano (2008). In the tutorial students will present recent selected papers.

Literature:Robert C. Feenstra: „Advanced International Trade “ (2003), Princeton University Press;
Jonathan Eaton and Samuel Kortum: “Technology, Geography and Trade“ (2002), Econometrica (Vol. 70, No. 5);
Marc J. Melitz and Giancarlo I.P. Ottaviano: “Market Size, Trade, and Productivity“ (2008) , Review of Economic Studies (Vol. 75).

Exam: Presentation (30 %, the presentation is mandatory) and written Exam (90 min, 70 %); two exam dates.

Spring 2014
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
End date of the whole course: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 2:00pm