Course Number: 90-928
Ph.D. International Microeconomics
This course is intended to introduce graduate students in economics to the recent literature in empirical international economics. However, the focus in this course will be entirely on the “micro” or “real” side – international trade and investment. This course will not focus on international finance or open economy macroeconomics. It is assumed that students taking the course will have already taken Ph.D.-level microeconomics and Ph.D. level econometrics. The empirical trade literature is now so large that a one semester could not hope to cover it in its entirety, and this course makes no attempt at a comprehensive literature survey. Rather, the course focuses on recent research, with particular attention paid to important methodological developments in the last 10-12 years. In-depth coverage of a small number of topics is preferred to superficial coverage of a large number of topics.