International Trade and Development Economics


Course Objective

Upon completion of this course you will:
- know the standard theories of international trade ( (Bridging Theory
and Practice - Knowledge);
- Understand how to conduct welfare analysis on various types of trade
policies (academic and research skills)
- Be familiar with the empirical patters in international trade
(Academic and Research Skills; Briding Theory and Practice
- Be aware of the issues that arise in measuring poverty and inequality
(Briding Theory and Practice - Knowledge);
- Know the main models for analysis economic development (Briding Theory
and Practice - Knowledge);
- Understand how to conduct a policy analysis (academic and research

Course Content

This course provides an introduction to the analysis of trade and
economic development. The course has two components. The first is about
international trade. Besides discussing the fundamental theories of
trade, we will discuss how they related to recent concerns regarding
globalization, fair trade, and international regulation of multi

The other component of the course is about economic development of low
and middle income counties. We will discuss historic trends and models
for development. The next topic is about governance, with a particular
focus on corruption. We provide an introduction to how to conduct policy
analysis, and will apply it to education policies. Last, we will discuss
the measurement of poverty, inequality within countries, and across.
These will be related to programs that transfer resources to the poor.

Teaching Methods


Method of Assessment

assignments - individual and group based
Final exam- individual


P.R. Krugman, M. Obstfeld and M.J. Melitz, International Economics:
Theory and Policy (9th edition or later), Pearson Education

Julie Schaffner, Development Economics, Wiley

Recommended background knowledge

Microeconomics I en Macroeconomics I.

General Information

Course Code E_EBE2_ITDE
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator prof. dr. M.P. Pradhan
Examiner prof. dr. M.P. Pradhan
Teaching Staff prof. dr. M.P. Pradhan
drs. G.J.M. van den Boom

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture, Instruction course, Study Group
Target audiences

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