Trade Policy and Economic Integration

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBB125A05
Vaknaam Trade Policy and Economic Integration
Niveau(s) bachelor, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Trade Policy and Economic Integration
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1.Describe and explain classical and neoclassical models of international trade
2.Discuss and appraise trade policy using trade theories
3.Analyse and evaluate welfare implications of trade policy
4.Recognise and assess the role of multinational firms in (neo-classical) trade theory
5.Express logical, clear and convincing arguments with respect to models of international trade and trade policy
6.Work towards understanding of theoretical and empirical studies regarding international trade, both individually and as a member of a small team.
Omschrijving We first focus on training basic economic knowledge of both classical and neoclassical trade theory and policy. The main thrust of the material is taught using graphical tools, for example the Edgeworth Box, but we also acquaint students with mathematical approaches at times. Second, the course is comprehensive in the sense of introducing more modern perspectives on international trade. In particular, we discuss the implications of imperfect markets for trade, the relevance for (international) policy making, and we consider analytical units below the country level, such as (multinational) firms and industries.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcolleges, werkcolleges
(and a guest lecture)
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), schriftelijk tentamen met meerkeuzevragen, schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
(group assignment (presenting and writing))
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator prof. dr. B. Los
Docent(en) T.M. Harchaoui, PhD. , P.A. IJtsma, MSc. ,prof. dr. B. Los ,dr. D. Soudis
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
International Economics, 3rd edition Feenstra, R.C., and A.M. Taylor 9781429278423 €  69,00
The Economics of European Integration, 5th edition Baldwin, R., and C. Wyplosz 9780077169657 €  65,00
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen Contact: Dr D. Soudis, d.soudis@rug.nl, tel. +31(0)50 36 38330
Secretary: gem.feb@rug.nl, tel. +31(0)50 36 33458, Room 5411.0538
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  ( International Economics & Business/IE&B) 2 semester I a verplicht
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  ( Economics) 2 semester I a verplicht
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  ( Business Economics) 2 semester I a verplicht
Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc) without limited access) 2 semester I a keuze