Course Syllabus

10 sessions


1A Hoang Dieu, Ward 10, Phu Nhuan, HCMC   View map


Economics , MAE

Among the questions addressed in the course are the following: Why do countries trade?  What are the costs and benefits of international trade?  What explains the geographic and commodity composition of trade?  How does trade affect the distribution of income in individual countries and the world as a whole?  What is the effect of various kinds of government restrictions on trade?  Are there any good arguments for protectionism?  How should trade be liberalized—unilaterally, bilaterally, or multilaterally?  What is the relation between grade and growth? 

Session 1: Labor Productivity and Comparative Advantage: The Ricardian Model

Session 2: Resources and Trade: The Heckscher-Ohlin Model

Session 3: How the Terms of Trade are Determined and the Effects of Growth

Session 4: External Economies of Scale and Production Location

Session 5: Trade in Differentiated Products under Imperfect Competition

Session 6: The Instruments of Trade Policy

Session 7: The Political Economy of Trade Policy

Session 8: Trade Liberalization

Session 9: Trade and Growth

Session 10: Lessons for Vietnam

Paul R. Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld and Marc J. Melitz , International Economics: Theory and Policy, Ninth Edition (Addison-Wesley, 2012).

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