Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen (Prof. Marin)
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Topics in International Trade

About this Course

This course covers topics of international trade theory at a graduate level. It is assumed that students have taken a graduate course in microeconomics or have an equivalent background. A working knowledge of calculus is required. Students who have any doubts about their ability to deal with the course should see the instructor. Please note that the course will be taught in English.

Organization

Instructors

Prof. Dr. Dalia Marin
Office hours: Monday 16.00 - 17.00
dalia.marin@econ.lmu.de

Dr. Jan Schymik
Office hours: by appointment
jan.schymik@econ.lmu.de

 

 

Lectures  
Time Tuesday, 12.00 - 16.00 c.t.
Place Library at the Chair of International Economics, Ludwigstr. 28, VG. 221
Start date April 25, 2017
Tutorials  
Time Friday, 10.00 - 12.00 c.t.
Place Library at the Chair of International Economics, Ludwigstr. 28, VG. 221
Start date April 28, 2017

 

  • There will be no tutorial on May 12.
    Instead, the following tutorial on May 19 will be prolongued accordingly and begin at 8.30.
  • There will be no tutorials for the remainder of the course.

    Outline

    • Heckscher-Ohlin Trade Theory
    • Ricardian Trade Theory
    • Trade and Firm Heterogeneity under Monopolistic Competition
    • Multinational Firms
    • Globalization and the Organization of Firms

    Books

    The main textbooks are:

    • Feenstra, R. (2003): "Advanced International Trade: Theory and Evidence," Princeton University Press.
    • Helpman, E., Marin D. and Verdier T., The Organization of Firms in a Global Economy, Harvard University Press, 2008.


    The following books are recommended but not required:

    • Helpman, E. and P. Krugman, "Market Structure and Foreign Trade," MIT Press, 1985.
    • Helpman, E. and P. Krugman, "Trade Policy and Market Structure," MIT Press, 1989.
    • Grossman, Gene M. (Ed.), "Imperfect Competition and International Trade," MIT Press, 1992.

    Material

    The materials are password protected. The password will be announced during the lecture.

    Slides

    Problem Sets