Syllabus/achievement requirements


Required textbooks

Dixit, Avinash and Norman, Victor D.: Theory of International Trade: A Dual, General Equlibrium Approach, 1980. Cambridge Economic Handbooks, Cambridge University Press. Ch. 1-6 + 9

Feenstra, Robert C.: Advanced International trade: Theory and Evidence, 2004. Princeton University Press. Ch. 1-7

Krugman, Paul R. : Geography and trade, 1991. MIT Press. All chapters.

Supplementary textbooks

Krugman and Obstfeld. International Economics: Theory and Policy, 10th ed.



(changes may occur, and some additional articles may be added at a later time)

Krugman, P. 1993. What do undergrads need to know about trade?. American Economic Review, May 2003.

Freeman, Richard B.: "Trade Wars: The Exaggerated Impact of Trade in Economic Debate" i 2003. NBER Working paper 10000 here

Dornbusch, R., S. Fischer, and P. Samuelson. 1977. Comparative Advantage, Trade and Payments in a Ricardian Model with a Continuum of Goods. American Economic Review 67: pp. 823-839.

Krugman, P.: "Scale Economies, Product Differentiation, and the Pattern of Trade" i American Economic Review 70, 1980. pp 950-959 here

Krugman, P. R. and A. J. Venables, 1995, Globalization and the inequality of nations, Quarterly Journal of Economics 110: pp. 857-880 here

Bernard, A. B., J. Eaton, B. Jensen, and S. Kortum (2003): “Plants and Productivity in International Trade,”American Economic Review, 93(4), 1268— 1290.

Melitz, M. J. (2003): “The Impact of Trade on Intra-Industry Reallocations and Aggregate Industry Productivity,”Econometrica, 71(6), 1695— 1725.


II. Topics and selected Reading

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