Econ 240A

Advanced International Trade Theory

Prof. Alan Spearot

 

Syllabus

Readings and Rough Schedule

 

 

Topic

Reading

Extensions

Week 1

Sept. 28 

Ricardian Models and Extensions

 

Week 2

Oct. 3, 5

Ricardian Models and Extensions

DFS

Eaton and Kortum

Bernhoffen and Brown

Ethier

 

Week 3

Oct 10, 12

HO Model, Specific Factors

Feenstra Chapters 1 and 2

Jones

 

 

Week 4

Oct 17, 19

Specific Factors,

Factor Applications

 

Mayer

Grossman and Rossi-Hansberg

Dhingra

Costinot, Oldenski, and Rauch

 

Week 5 

Oct 24

 

New Trade Theory

Krugman

Ottaviano, Tabuchi, and Theiss

Chaney and Ossa

 

Oct 26

Firm Heterogeneity and Trade – constant markups

Melitz

 

Arkolakis

Mayer, Melitz and Ottaviano

 

Week 6

Oct 31, Nov 2

 

Firm Heterogeneity and Trade – heterogeneous markups

 

Firm Heterogeneity and Investment

Melitz and Ottaviano

Spearot

 

 

Bustos

Verhoogen

Spearot

 

Feenstra and Weinstein

Simonovska

Week 7 

Nov 6, 7

 

Multi-region models and shocks

Long Run:  Spearot

Deckle, Eaton, and Kortum

 

Costinot and Rodriguez Clare

Week 8 

Nov 14, 16

 

FDI

 

 

 

Input Trade

Helpman, Melitz and Yeaple

 

 

 

Feenstra and Hanson

Keller and Yeaple

 

Nocke and Yeaple

Diez and Spearot

Spearot

 

Antras, Antras and Helpman

 

Week 9

No class (thanksgiving week)

 

 

Week 10

Nov 27, Dec 1

Gains from trade with firms

Arkolakis, Costinot, Rodridguez-Clare,

Melitz and Redding

 

Week 11

Dec 5

Migration

Monte, Redding, and Rossi-Hansberg

Dec 7

 

Trade and Development

Atkin, Khandelwal and Osman

 

 

FINAL EXAM

Final exam period, or mutually agreed upon alternative.