Fall 2011

International Trade

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-227

Formerly listed as: ECON-32


Salim B. Furth (Section 01)


This course uses microeconomic analysis to examine economic relationships among countries. Issues addressed include why nations trade, the distributional effects of trade, economic growth, factor mobility, and protectionism. Also included are discussions of the special trade-related problems of developing countries and of the history of the international trading system.

Requisite: ECON 111. Limited to 50 students. Fall semester.  Visiting Professor Furth.


2020-21: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018


Submitted by Salim B. Furth on Tuesday, 9/6/2011, at 7:58 PM

A note to future students: we will use the 1st Edition of "International Trade" by Feenstra and Taylor. Because this is not the most current edition, it is available online for about $100 less than the 2nd Edition. You're welcome.

Update: The "Textbook" section of this page does not appear to be under my control. It contains information from last year's Trade course, and is not relevant for this course. The only book we will use is Feenstra & Taylor.