A conclusion that reinforces the argument of the paper Correct grammar and

A conclusion that reinforces the argument of the

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* A conclusion that reinforces the argument of the paper * Correct grammar and absence of spelling mistakes (use spellchecker) Regardless of your particular approach to the second component, the task is still to address the question of why you think trade is good or bad. The di erence is now you must use theory and empirical evidence from class to support your arguments. Various speci c approaches include: * Revisiting the points you raised in the rst component and using theory and empirical evidence to address the same point (perhaps theory supports your original view or contradicts your original view or is silent on the point). * Constructing an argument based entirely around what you have learned in class rather than based on views you had when writing the rst component. Regardless of your approach to the second component, remember that the key objective of the second component is for you to show how you can use economic theory and empirical evidence to support an argument about how trade is good or bad (or both). Thus, merely describing the main models from class will not achieve this objective. Readings and online quizzes (5%) The fourth topic of the course Distribution and political economy will be based around 6 recent empirical papers that empirically quantify the distributional im- plications of trade and explore political rami cations of these distributional impli- cations in terms of the political viability of US trade liberalization and composition of the US Congress along ideological and party lines. To ease you into these empirical papers, both in terms of the economic con- cepts/intuition and the econometrics, I will assign three sets of readings prior to reaching the fourth topic. These readings will be posted on Canvas and will 7
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include (i) newspaper articles describing the ndings of these papers, (ii) the in- troduction section of the articles themselves and (iii) some econometric readings from an undergraduate textbook. An online quiz will accompany each set of read- ings. For your reference, the references for these empirical papers are listed in the course reading guide at the end of the syllabus. Problem sets (15%): There will most likely be 5 problem sets for the semester. Largely, this will correspond to one problem set per topic beginning with the Ricardo model. The problem set is due in class one week after we complete the topic in class. The problem sets will be posted on Canvas. Certain parts of the problem set must be completed on Canvas so please read the instructions carefully. It is your responsibility to follow the instructions correctly and check your Canvas account to make sure it has actually been submitted. The exams will follow the style of the problem sets very closely . Problem sets will include: * Multiple choice questions.
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