International Trade Theory

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  • Cours (CM) 20h
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  • Travail étudiant (TE) 85h

Langue de l'enseignement : Anglais

Niveau de l'enseignement : B2-Avancé - Utilisateur indépendant

Description du contenu de l'enseignement

This course tries to bring together theoretical and empirical studies scattered over the pages of learned journals and books, and discuss the contemporary literature and cutting-edge issues in the research of international trade. The course includes five major modules. The first module deals with the Ricardian model and its empirical tests. The second covers H-O-S model and H-O-V model and their empirical applications. The third module examines new trade theory and its empirical tests. The fourth deals with the new-new trade theory and its empirical applications. The fifth module tackles the trade policy problems.

Compétences à acquérir

  • Awareness of both international trade theory approaches and empirical analysis
  • Basic mastering of analytical and problem-solving tools

Bibliographie, lectures recommandées

  • Feenstra, Robert, Advanced International Trade, Princeton University Press, 2004.
  • Borkakoti, J., International Trade: Causes and Consequences, An Empirical and Theoretical Text, Macmillan Press Ltd., 1998.
  • Ricardian Model and Its Empirical Tests
Yue, Changjun and Hua, Ping, 2002, “Does Comparative Advantage Explains Export Patterns in China?” China Economic Review, 13, pp.276-296.
  • The Neoclassical Models and their Empirical Tests (1)
Bowen, H.P., 1983, “Changes in the International Distribution of Resources and Their Impact on US Comparative Advantage”, Review of Economics and Statistics, 65, pp. 402-414.
  • The Neoclassical Models and their Empirical Tests (2)
Choi, Yong-Seok, and Pravin Krishna, 2004, “The Factor Content of Bilateral Trade: An Empirical Test”, Journal of Political Economy, 112, pp. 887-908.
Rodrik, Dani, 2006, “What’s So Special about China’s Exports?”NBER Working Paper No. 11947.
  • New Trade Theory and the Empirical Tests
Balassa, B. and Bauwens, L., 1987, “Intra-Industry Specialization in a Multi-Country and Multi-Industry Framework”, Economic Journal, 97, pp. 923-939.
McCallum, John, 1995, “National Borders Matter: Canada-U.S. Regional Trade Patterns”, American Economic Review, 85(3), pp. 615-23.
  • Multinationals, FDI, Firm Organization and Trade
Clerides, S., Lach, S. and Tybout, J, 1996, “Is Learning by Exporting Important? Micro-dynamic Evidence from Columbia, Mexico and Morocco”, NBER Working Paper 5715.
Kraay, A., 1999, “Exports and Economic Performance: Evidence from a Panel of Chinese Enterprises”, Revue d’Economie du Developpement, vol. 2, pp. 183–207.


Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion


LICENCE - Double licence Langues étrangères appliquées (LEA) / Économie - Gestion