ECON9410 – Topics in International Economics

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Learning outcome

Subtitle autumn 2018: "Firms in International Trade and Investment".


This course will focus on selected topics in International Trade. The goal of the course is to help students in developing and applying analytical skills used in the field of international trade enabling them to understand frontier research in this area and apply relevant frontier research methods. The course will cover topics related to trade and heterogeneous firms, quantitative trade models, trade and firm productivity, multinationals and global value chains. The specific topics to be addressed will vary from year to year depending on the teacher and his/her research background.


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. 

Application form.


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

It is recommended to request an explanation of your grade before you decide to appeal.



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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Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Autumn 2018

19-21 November 2018


Autumn 2018

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