Spring 2022 - ECON 342 D100

International Trade (3)

Class Number: 3687

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    AQ 3150, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 103 or 200 and 105 or 205, all with a minimum grade of C-; 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 35%
  • Final Exam 50%
  • Tutorial Participation and Assignments 15%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Krugman, P., Obstfeld, M. and Melitz, M. Custom MyLab Economics with Pearson eText and Access Card for International Trade: Theory and Policy. 11th Edition, 2017. ISBN 978-1323804544


Department Undergraduate Notes:

Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.

Final exam schedules will be released during the second month of classes. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the entire final exam period until you receive confirmation of your exam dates. 

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.

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

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.