Summer 2022 - ECON 342 D100
International Trade (3)
Class Number: 2631
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
Prerequisites:ECON 103 and 105, all with a minimum grade of C-; 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 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.
- Midterm 35%
- Final Exam 50%
- Participation/Assignments 15%
Krugman, P., Obstfeld, M. and Melitz, M. Custom MyLab Economics with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for International Trade: Theory and Policy. 11th Edition, 2017.
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