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Econ 433: Advanced International Trade Professor Tybout January 12, 2010
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2 Today’s lecture • Course mechanics • Some basic facts • Issues to be addressed • Closing remarks
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3 Instructors’ Coordinates E-mail: [email protected] Office: 517 Kern Building Phone: 865-4259 Office hours: Tuesdays, 4-5 PM Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 PM, And by appointment
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4 Teaching assistants Teaching Asst. : Bernardo Diaz de Astarloa E-mail: [email protected] Office: 306 Kern Building Office hours: Thursdays 2-4 PM Teaching Asst. : Paul Nianqing Liu E-mail: [email protected] Office: 408 Kern Building Office hours: Mondays 11-12 and Wednesdays 12:15-1:15
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5 Overview of the Course Roster Pre-requisites: – Intermediate Micro Theory (Econ 302) and/or – International Economics (Econ 333).
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6 Overview of the Course Grading: – Approximately 6 problem sets, combined worth 20 percent. (Lowest score is dropped.) – 2 midterm exams, each worth 25 percent • First Exam: Thursday, October 5 (in class) • Second Exam: Tuesday, November 14 (in class) – Final exam, worth 30 percent – Attendance not taken, but . . .
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7 Overview of the Course Readings: • Feenstra, R. and A. Taylor. 2008. International Trade , 1 st edition . New York, NY: Worth Publishers. • Alternative : Feenstra, R. and A. Taylor. 2008. International Economics , 1 st edition . New York, NY: Worth Publishers. • Syllabus, lecture notes and auxiliary readings are accessible through ANGEL.
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8 Course Structure Section I: – Patterns of global trade, migration and investment that have emerged during the past 50 years. – Questions these patterns raise that the course will address.
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Course Structure Section IIa-c: Basic trade theory • Overview of some basic forces driving trade: technology, factor endowments. • Develop the analytical models needed to provide
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