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International Economics

International Relations
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

This course aims to introduce you to the history of international economics and trade, while also focusing on the main theories behind it. It then analyses trade policies, monetary systems and the phenomenon of financial integration. Lastly, it focuses on the process of globalization and the most recent economic trends related to it.

Course Content

1. History of the International Trade

  a) The European industrialization

  b) 20th Century and the period between wars

  c) From World War II until today

2. Main theories on International Economics and Trade

  a) Theory of comparative advantages

  b) Heckscher-Ohlin model

  c) New trade theory

3. Trade policies

4. Globalization and recent economic trends


Kenneth A. Reinert - An Introduction to International Economics: New Perspectives on the World Economy - Cambridge University Press (2011)

Krugman P. R., Obstfeld M. - International Economics (Addison-Wesley Series in Economics): Theory and Policy (2002)

Robert M. Dunn Jr., John H. Mutti - International Economics - Routledge (2004)

Wallerstein, I. et al., World-Systems Analysis: Theory and Methodology