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Fall 2015-2016
WWS 301 / ECO 352 (SA)   No Audit

International Trade

Stephen J. Redding

This course examines the causes and consequences of international trade. Why do countries trade? What determines the goods that a country exports and imports? Why do only some firms export? Who gains and who loses from trade? To address these questions, the course develops a number of models, which shed light on several related public policy issues: What are the implications of the growing trade from China and other developing countries? Does international trade explain rising wage inequality? Should governments use trade policy to "pick winners"?

Sample reading list:
Krugman, P., Obstfield M., and Melitz M., International Economics: Theory and Policy
Feenstra, R., and Taylor, A., International Trade, 2nd
Irwin, D., Free Trade Under Fire
Helpman, E., Understantind Global Trade

Reading/Writing assignments:
50-75 pages per week. 4-6 problem sets.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 45%
Class/Precept Participation - 5%
Problem set(s) - 25%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
WWS 300, ECO 300, or ECO 310.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22236 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am T Th   Robertson Hall   002   Enrolled:12 Limit:60
22237 P01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T   Robertson Hall   005   Enrolled:5 Limit:15
22238 P02 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   Robertson Hall   005   Enrolled:7 Limit:20
23979 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled