2012-2013 Academic Catalog 
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2012-2013 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECON 307 - International Economics

This course will cover the theory of international trade patterns, trade policies, and empirical work in both these areas.  We will strive to achieve a balance between theory, empirical literature, and current work on international trade.  In doing so, it will emphasize both theoretical (mathematical/analytical) models as well as empirical studies of how well those models fit “real world” data.  Moreover, the course will frequently compare and contrast alternative theories/conceptions of the nature of international trade and the gains or losses thereof.  Understanding the economic intuition behind the technically demanding models as well as thinking critically about the assumptions behind the theories and how well they fit actual trading economies will be a major focus.

Prerequisites: ECON 302