Econ 240A

Advanced International Trade Theory

Prof. Alan Spearot

 

Syllabus

Readings and Rough Schedule

 

 

Topic

Reading

Extensions

Week 1

Sept. 22 

Ricardian Models and Extensions

 

Week 2

Sept. 27, 29

Ricardian Models and Extensions

DFS

Eaton and Kortum

Bernhoffen and Brown

Ethier

 

Week 3

Oct 4, 6

HO Model, Specific Factors

Feenstra Chapters 1 and 2

Jones

 

 

Week 4

Oct 11, 13

Specific Factors,

Factor Applications

 

Mayer

Grossman and Rossi-Hansberg

Dhingra

Costinot, Oldenski, and Rauch

 

Week 5 

Oct 18

 

New Trade Theory

Krugman

Ottaviano, Tabuchi, and Theiss

Chaney and Ossa

 

Oct 20

Firm Heterogeneity and Trade – constant markups

Melitz

 

Arkolakis

Mayer, Melitz and Ottaviano

 

Week 6

Oct 25, 27

 

Firm Heterogeneity and Trade – heterogeneous markups

 

Firm Heterogeneity and Investment

Melitz and Ottaviano

Spearot

 

 

Bustos

Verhoogen

Spearot

 

Feenstra and Weinstein

Simonovska

Week 7 

Nov 1

 

Multi-region models and shocks

Long Run:  Spearot

Deckle, Eaton, and Kortum

 

Costinot and Rodriguez Clare

Nov 3

 

No class

 

 

Week 6 

Nov 8, 10

 

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 7

Nov 15

Gains from trade with firms

Arkolakis, Costinot, Rodridguez-Clare,

Melitz and Redding

 

Week 7

Nov 17

No class

 

 

Week 8

Nov 22

Migration

TBD

Week 10

Nov 29, Dec 1

 

Trade and Development

TBD

 

 

FINAL EXAM

Final exam period, or mutually agreed upon alternative.