SemesterSpring Semester, 2021
DepartmentSenior Class A, Department of Economics Senior Class B, Department of Economics
Course NameInternational Trade
InstructorLEE HUEY-LIN
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
PrerequisiteEconomic Analysis、Economics、Intro Microeconomics、Introduction to Economics、Principle of Economics
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Part I. Weekly lectures:



















































































































週次



課程內容與指定閱讀



教學活動與課前、課後作業



學生學習投入時間



(含課堂教學時數)



1



The World of International Economics (1 week)



Lecture/ text pre-study



3+4.5



2



Classical Theory of Trade: Early Trade Theories (1 week)



lecture/ text pre-study



3+4.5



3



Classical Theory of Trade: The Classical World of David Ricardo and Comparative Advantage (1 week)



lecture/ text pre-study



3+4.5



4



Classical Theory of Trade: Extensions and Tests of the Classical Model of Trade (1 week)



lecture/ text pre-study



3+4.5



5



Neoclassical Trade Theory: Tools to be Employed (1 week)



Lecture/ text pre-study



3+4.5



6, 7



Neoclassical Trade Theory: Gains from Trade in Neoclassical Theory (2 weeks)



Lecture/ text pre-study



2*(3+4.5)



8



Library resource workshop and project preliminary presentation (1 week)



Lecture/hands-on exercise/student presentations



3+4.5



9, 10



Neoclassical Trade Theory: Offer Curves and the Terms of Trade (2 weeks)



lecture/ text pre-study



2*(3+4.5)



11



Neoclassical Trade Theory: Factor Endowments and the Heckscher-Ohlin Model (1 week)



lecture/ text pre-study



3+4.5



12



Neoclassical Trade Theory: Empirical Tests of the Factor Endowments Approach



lecture/ text pre-study



3+4.5



13



The nexus between trade, economy and sustainable development



lecture/ text pre-study



3+4.5



14



Final exam (1 week)



Do exam



3+ as much as possible.



15



Oral Presentations of the Group Projects (3 weeks)



student presentations



3+ as much as possible.



16



Oral Presentations of the Group Projects (3 weeks)



student presentations



3+ as much as possible.



17



Oral Presentations of the Group Projects (3 weeks)



student presentations



3+ as much as possible.



17



Trade Policy (key reference for projects)



student presentations



3+ as much as possible.



18



Written Reports of the Group Projects



student presentations in writing.



3+ as much as possible.




 



 



Part II. Group projects:



Students are asked to establish small groups (of four to five people in size) and to conduct literature review and analysis on trade related issues or policies, based on the theories and analytical framework as introduced in the course. Students need to find their partners themselves for the group project, and to make a preliminary presentation on the project topic and outline, on the class session of the university scheduled mid-term exam week. Groups have to set their work schedule and management plan for the project. Formal presentations of the group projects consist of two parts: oral and written (both in English). Written reports on the group projects shall be submitted by the last week of the semester.


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

Grading plan:



(1) Final exam: 30% (answer in English)



(2) Homework (through the digital companion platform): 30%



(3) Oral presentation of the group project (oral with PowerPoint presentation):: 20% (in English)



(4) Written report of the group project: 20% (in English)



 



Please understand that all the arrangements stated in this syllabus are always tentative, subject to the composition of students and proceedings of the class. As the class moves along, there is often the need to modify it in order to fit the needs of students. As a result, the instructor reserves the right to made revision or modification to this syllabus.


Textbook & Reference

Main textbook:



Appleyard, Dennis R., Alfred J. Field, Jr., (2017). International Economics, 9th Edition, McGraw-Hill. (with the digital companion platform.)


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