تجارت بين‌الملل (دوره دكتري) - دكتر كوثر يوسفي

Suggested Syllabus for International Trade, PhD level

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1-     International Trade

2-1-           Spence-Dixit-Stiglitz, CES preferences and monopolistic competition

2-2-           New Trade Theory

Gravity Equation,

Krugman, P. R. (1979). Increasing returns, monopolistic competition, and international trade. Journal of international Economics, 9(4), 469-479. 

2-3-           Factor Endowments

Two goods, Two countries:

Chapter 15 of DLS

The Heckscher-Ohlin model

Heckscher, E. F., & Ohlin, B. G. (1991).Heckscher-Ohlin trade theory.The MIT Press.

2-4-           Ricardian Comparative Advantages

Many goods and 2 countries,

Dornbusch, R., Fischer, S., & Samuelson, P. A. (1977). Comparative advantage, trade, and payments in a Ricardian model with a continuum of goods. The American Economic Review, 823-839.

 

Many goods and many countries,

Eaton, J., Kortum, S., &Kramarz, F. (2011). An anatomy of international trade: Evidence from French firms. Econometrica, 79(5), 1453-1498.

 

2-5-           Firm Heterogeneity and International Trade

A Ricardian model of trade with heterogeneous firms, *endogeneous* markups which are obtained based on competition between domestic and forign firms over each variety;  applied to data:

Bernard, A. B., Eaton, J., Jenson, J. B., &Kortum, S. (2000). Plants and productivity in international trade (No. w7688).National bureau of economic research.

A monopolistic competition model of trade with *fixed* markups, based on Hopenhayn(1992a) model of industries; with entry and exit;  applied to US data:

Melitz, M. J. (2003). The impact of trade on intra‐industry reallocations and aggregate industry productivity.Econometrica, 71(6), 1695-1725.

 

An extension of Melitz (2003) model:

Chaney, T. (2008).Distorted gravity: the intensive and extensive margins of international trade.The American Economic Review, 98(4), 1707-1721.

2-6-           Trade and Labor

 

2-     Open Economy Macro.

1-1-        Look at data

Backus, D., P. Kehoe, and F. Kydland (1993) “International BusinessCycles: Theories vs. Evidence",Federal Reserve Bank of MinneapolisQuarterly Review, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp14-29. Can be downloaded athttp://minneapolisfed.org/research/QR/QR1742.pdf

Baxter, M. and A. Stockman (1989) “Business Cycles and the Exchange Rate Regime: Some International Evidence",Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 23, pp. 377-400

1-2-        A toolkit of models

Backus, D., P. Kehoe, and F. Kydland (1992) “International Real Business Cycles",Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 100, pp.745-75.

Backus, D., P. Kehoe, and F. Kydland (1994) “Dynamics of the TradeBalanceandtheTermsofTrade:TheJ-Curve",American Economic Review,Vol. 84, pp.84-110.

Lucas, R. (1982) “Interest Rates and Currency Prices in a Two-Country",

Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 10, pp. 335-60.

 

3-      Advanced Topics On Trade

2-7-           Multinational Firms

Heterogeneous Firms and Horizontal FDI

Contracts and Vertical FDI

2-8-           The Size Distribution of Firms

2-9-           International Macro

 

Mendoza, E. G., Quadrini, V., & Rios-Rull, J. V. (2007).Financial integration, financial deepness and global imbalances (No. w12909).National Bureau of Economic Research.

 

 

4-      Understanding data (Trade diversity)

 

Trade Data


UN COMTRADE: in some sense the rawest and most complete coverage

ITCS: OECD trade data, covers OECD countries and their trading partners, yearly frequency

UN Services Trade: similar to COMTRADE, but for services

IMF Direction of Trade Statistics: aggregate bilateral trade, quarterly frequency 

 

Output, etc


STAN: trade, output, and input data, with some disaggregation by industry  

UNIDO: industrial output data for a large sample of countries

 

Other


UN Classification Registry: documentation of SITC, ISIC 

UNCTAD TRAINS: trade barriers

 

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