ECON9401 – Quantitative Research in International Trade

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Learning outcome

The course is designed to introduce you to the new firm-level theories of trade and analyze their quantitative implications. We will continuously draw motivation from empirical observations and explicitly test the predictions of our models on different aspects of the data.  In our analysis we will give increasing attention to some main methodological points. First, what are the important features that firm-level models of trade can offer not attainable by previous theory? Second, how can we construct a reasonable mapping of firm-level models of trade to the data?


This course is offered to PhD candidates at the Department of Economics.  Other candidates admitted to a PhD program may apply to take the course. 

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Take home exam.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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The deadline to request an explanation is one week after the grade is published. For oral and practical examinations, the deadline is immediately after you have received your grade.

The explanation should normally be given within two weeks after you have asked for it. The examiner decides whether the explanation is to be given in writing or verbally.

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