International Trade

lecon2041  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

International Trade
5 credits
30.0 h
Q2
Language
English
Main themes
The course deals with the most important models and concepts of international trade, in particular: - classical theory of international trade - new trade theory - analysis of trade policies - international trade and development Moreover the course covers institutional aspects of international trade, such as the functioning of WTO and the trade policies of the EU.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The goal of the course is to introduce students to the main economic mechanisms associated to international trade. At the end of the course students will be able to: - understand the mechanisms of international trade; - have a critical reasoning on the main issues of international trade, such as market liberalization and the distribution of the gains from trade. - understand the instruments of trade policy, their justifications and their effects - understand the firm-level issues related to trade.
 
Content
This course addresses a number of issues linked to international trade and globalization. The course first outlines the main theories explaining the reasons for international trade and the determinants of its composition. We then turn to a number of key issues about the link between international trade, inequality, growth, welfare and development. Finally, the course addresses in details some of the main contemporary debates of trade policy, such as new deep trade agreements and their consequences.
Teaching methods
Lectures, with active student participation. Group works.
Evaluation methods
Written exam after the end of the course. Group works, student presentations and participation in class are part of the final grade.
Other information
Some prior knowledge of microeconomics and econometrics is required.
The communication between the professor and the students takes place through the electronic platform Moodle. You should enroll in the course on Moodle to have access to the online documents such as course notes, slides and additional material that will be posted.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
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Advanced Master in European Business and Economic Policy