Courses:

ECON 742: Advanced International Economics II
Sources and gains from trade. Effects of trade on factor prices, production location and growth. Firm-level models of trade, FDI and outsourcing. Trade policy determinants and effects.

ECON 745: Advanced Topics in International Trade
This course focuses on a firm-level approach to the study of international trade and on selected topics in trade. The course is intended to consolidate the tools and models learned in ECON 742, and train students in frontier research methods, addressing issues both from a theoretical, empirical and quantitative point of view. The course will cover topics related to trade and heterogeneous firms, trade and the international organization of production, multinationals and vertical specialization, quantitative trade models, trade and firm organization, and trade costs. Successful students should be ready to start exploring potential dissertation topics in international trade by the end of the semester.

ECON 746: Topics in International Trade
This course analyzes the relationship between trade and labor market, inequality, poverty and migration. The course also covers topics in trade and firm dynamics, including recent theoretical, empirical and quantitative models.

Field Requirements in International Trade

Major field: ECON 742 and 745, plus one other course chosen in consultation with trade faculty. Average grade of B+ or better in courses, and field paper. When 745 is not offered, students wanting to write their dissertation in trade should take trade as a minor field.

Minor field: ECON 742 and one other course chosen in consultation with faculty in the field. Average grade of B+ or better in courses, and a field paper.