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International Trade and European Integration

  • Teacher(s):   E.Milet  
  • Course given in: English
  • ECTS Credits: 6 credits
  • Schedule: Spring Semester 2018-2019, 4.0h. course (weekly average)
  •  sessions
  • site web du cours course website
  • Related programmes:
    Bachelor (BSc) in Economic Sciences

    Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics

 

Objectives

This course aims at familiarising students with the main theoretical models and empirical facts regarding international trade and European economic integration.

Contents

One half of this third-year bachelor course will offer an introduction to the main elements of trade theory, including comparative advantage, the Heckscher-Ohlin model and theories of intra-industry trade.

The other half of the course is dedicated to an economic evaluation of post-War economic integration in Europe. After an introduction to the history and the institutions of the European Union, the course will focus on the policy areas in which economic integration has progressed the furthest: trade in goods and services, mobility of factors, monetary policy, agriculture, and regional policy.

References

  • Baldwin, Richard et Wyplosz, Charles (2015) The Economics of European Integration (5th edition), McGraw-Hill.
  • Krugman, Paul; Obstfeld, Maurice et Melitz, Marc (2015) International Economics: Theory and Policy (10th edition), Pearson Education.
  • Feenstra, Robert et Taylor, Alan (2015) International Trade (3rd edition), Worth Publishers.

Pre-requisites

  • microeconomics and macroeconomics, 2nd year bachelor level

Evaluation

First attempt

Exam:
Written 2 hours
Documentation:
Not allowed
Calculator:
Not allowed
Evaluation:

The exam will cover the material presented in lectures (nothing more, nothing less).

Retake

Exam:
Written 2 hours
Documentation:
Not allowed
Calculator:
Not allowed
Evaluation:

same conditions as for main exam



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