Our new MRUniversity class on International Trade

The class is here and the videos are going up week by week.  The summary is this:

This course takes a look at the basic theories of international trade and the consequences of trade in today’s global economy. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about fundamental ideas such as comparative advantage, increasing returns to scale, factor endowments, and arbitrage across borders.  The consequences we discuss include the effects of offshoring, how trade has shaped the economies of China, Mexico, and Korea, when foreign direct investment is desirable, and the history of free trade and tariffs, among other topics.  Trade is a topic of increasing importance and this material will give you a better grasp on the theories and empirics as they have been developed by economists.

The iTunes podcasts are here.

I am also using these videos in conjunction with the International Trade class I am teaching, you can find the reading list here.


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