Summer 2019 - ECON 342 D100

International Trade (3)

Class Number: 1803

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    AQ 3182, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 14, 2019
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    SSCB 9200, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 103 or 200 and 105 or 205; 60 units or permission of the department.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Topics discussed in this course are: gains from trade in a classical world; the modern theory of international trade; factor price equalization; empirical tests and extensions of the pure theory model; economic growth and international trade; the nature and effects of protection; motives and welfare effects of factor movements; multinational enterprises; the brain drain; customs union theory; pollution control and international trade. Students with credit for ECON 442 cannot take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is concerned with the microeconomic aspects of international trade.  First, we will consider the determinants of trade.  Why do countries trade?  Second, we will examine how trade affects the distribution of real income in the economy.  Finally, we will consider policies that countries use to influence trade, such as tariffs and quotas, and their impact on a country’s welfare.

Grading

  • Midterm exam 35%
  • Final exam 50%
  • Tutorial participation and assignments 15%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Krugman, P., Obstfeld, M. and Melitz, M. International Trade: Theory and Policy. 11th Edition. Custom MyLab Economics with Pearson eText -- Access Card.
ISBN: 978-0134542553

or

Krugman, Obstfeld & Melitz. Custom International Trade: Theory and Policy Subscription. Pearson. 11th edition, 2017.
ISBN: 978-0134540896

Department Undergraduate Notes:

***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.

Registrar Notes:

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