Summer 2023 - ECON 342 D100
International Trade (3)
Class Number: 2744
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 13, 2023
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
1 778 782-4582
Prerequisites:ECON 103 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 113 with a minimum grade of A-; ECON 105 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 115 with a minimum grade of A-; 60 units or permission of the department.
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.
This course covers the main reasons why countries engage in international trade, sign free trade agreements or engage in protectionist policies.
- Mid-term examination 1 20%
- Mid-term examination 2 20%
- Participation grade through the Top Hat platform 15%
- Final examination 45%
The above weights are subject to changes during the first week of classes. More details will also be provided during the first lecture concerning the textbook, and the assignments/quiz/participation mark. Please wait for the first lecture before buying the textbook.
Kruman, Paul, Maurice Obstfeld and Marc Melitz, International TradeTheory and Policy, Pearson, 2018.
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