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International Economics (Advanced)

Опубликовано на портале: 08-02-2004
Факультет: Department of Economics
Дисциплина: Международная экономика
Год: 2003/2004
Язык: Английский
Тематические разделы: Экономика, Международная экономика, Международная экономика: Международные экономические отношения

Aннотация:
Курс трех авторов "Международная экономика" читается в магистратуре Лонднонской школы экономики. Его целью является вывести студента на самый высокий, исследовательский, уровень понимания материала международной экономики. Большое внимание уделяется технике вычисления моделей общего равновесия, поэтому необходимо хорошее владение математическими методами.br> Курс состоит из двух частей:курса международной торговли и либо (студент может выбрать) продвинутого курса международной торговли, либо продвинутого курса международной макроэкономики.
Рассчитан курс на 40 часов лекционных и 20 часов практических занятий.
Основного учебника нет. Материал разбросан по следующим книгам, которые рекомендуются студентам:
A. Dixit & V. Norman. Theory of International Trade, Cambridge, 1980;
E. Helpman & P. Krugman. Market Structure and Foreign Trade, MIT, 1985;
P. Krugman & E. Helpman. Trade Policy and Market Structure, MIT, 1989;
G. Grossman & K. Rogoff. (Eds), Handbook of International Economics, North Holland, 1995;
E. Leamer Sources of Comparative Advantage:Theories and Evidence, MIT, 1984;
P. Krugman, M. Fujita & A. Venables. The Spatial Economy, MIT, 1999;M. Obstfeld & K. Rogoff. Foundations of International Macroeconomics, MIT Press, 1996.
Основной упор авторы делают на изучение теории международной экономики. Программа включает содержание курса, темы лекций, списки основной и дополнительной литературы.



Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the students should:

  • Know the key facts relating to international trade and international macroeconomics.
  • Understand the concept of comparative advantage and know its determinants.
  • Understand the working and applications of the Ricardian and Heckscher-Ohlin general equilibrium models of international trade.
  • Understand the implications of introducing imperfect competition and increasing returns to scale into models of international trade.
  • Be able to evaluate to effects of international trade and of international trade policies on economic welfare and domestic goods and factor markets.
  • Be able to use the Mundell-Fleming model to illuminate a range of issues in international macroeconomics.
  • Understand how to model international borrowing as intertemporal trade.
  • Understand the determinants of the exchange rate and be able to evaluate alternative exchange rate regimes.
  • Understand the working of models of balance of payments and exchange rate crises.

Availability

This course is for the MSc in Economics, MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, MSc Global Market Economics and for other graduate students only with the permission of the course lecturer. Students should have completed a course in intermediate level microeconomics, including calculus.

Core syllabus

A graduate course in international economics consisting of i) the fundamentals of trade theory and its application to policy (MT) and ii) advanced trade theory or international macroeconomics (LT).

Content

MT:Trade theory: comparative advantage and the gains from trade. Theories of comparative advantage. International trade in a world with many goods and factors of production. Integrated equilibrium, factor price equalization, and the relationship between relative goods and factor prices. Factor endowments, the international location of production, and patterns of international trade. Empirical tests of trade models. General equilibrium trade policy.

LT: Either Advanced international trade: Theories of trade under imperfect competition and increasing returns to scale. Strategic trade policy. Foreign direct investment. Economic integration, theories and evidence. International trade and economic geography.

Or:

International macroeconomics: Intertemporal trade and the current account balance. Dynamics of small open economies. The real exchange rate and the terms of trade. Uncertainty and international financial markets. Monetary model of exchange rate determination:flexible and sticky prices. Introduction to currency crises models.

Teaching

Lectures 40 sessional, classes 20 sessional.


Программа курса на сайте LSE Department of Econonomics:
http://econ.lse.ac.uk/courses/ec421/

http://econ.lse.ac.uk/courses/AO/EC421.h...