International Economics (2019/2020)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S003745
Name of lecturer
Riccardo Fiorentini
Coordinator
Riccardo Fiorentini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMICS
Language of instruction
English
Location
VICENZA
Period
primo semestre magistrali dal Sep 30, 2019 al Dec 20, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at giving students knowledge of causes and effects of international trade, of trade policies and of the role of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in the regulation of world trade. Thanks to participation in classroom seminars and workgroups students shall improve their communication skills and upon completion of the course students shall be able to understand the dynamics of international trade and use both economic theory and the main international databases in order to evaluate the impact of international trade flows on countries specialisation in production and domestic welfare. Thanks to participation in classroom seminars and workgroups students shall improve their communication skills and upon completion of the course students shall be able to understand the dynamics of international trade and use the main international databases in order to evaluate the impact of international trade flows on countries specialisation in production and domestic welfare.

Syllabus

Comparative advantages and the Ricardian theory of international trade;
The Heckscher-Ohlina theory of international trade;
Limits of neo-classical theory of international trade;
The Leontieff Paradox and empirical tests of the Heckscher-Ohlin theory;
Technical change and international trade: the neo-technological approach;
Imperfect competition and intra-industry trade;
International trade, tariffs and protectionism;
The role of WTO in the world economy.

Textbook: Appleyard and Field, International Economics, McGraw Hill, 9° edition, 2017 (chapters from 1 to 11 and 13,14,15 only)
Additional material is available on the e-learning site of the course.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Appleyard, Field International Economics (Edizione 9) McGraw-Hill 2017