International Agricultural Trade & Marketing (FREC 410)

Dr. Titus Awokuse

 

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WEEKLY SCHEDULE


 

Week

 

Date

 

Topics Coverage

 

Reading Assignments

&

Due Dates

1

8/27

Overview of Agricultural Trade & Current Issues

 

Basic Theory: Demand, Supply, and Trade

READ: Pugel, Chpt 1 & 2

2

9/3

Basic Theory: Demand, Supply, and Trade

Ricardian Model of Comparative Advantage

No Class Mon. 9/3 – Labor Day

READ:  Pugel, Chpt 3 & 4

 

 

3

9/10

Heckscher-Ohlin Model: Factor Proportions

READ:  Pugel, Chpt 4

HW #1 Due: Wed. 9/12

4

9/17

Data & Empirical Testing of Theories

New Trade Theory: Imperfect Competition

 

READ: Pugel, Chpt 5 & 6

 

 

5

9/24

Multi-lateral Trade Agreements: The WTO

Regional Economic Integration

 

HW #2 Due:  Mon. 9/24

READ:  Pugel, Chpt 12

 

6

10/1

Agricultural Trade Policy I: Tariffs

 

1st EXAM  (Fri. 10/5)

READ Pugel, Chpt 8 & 9

 

1st EXAM

7

10/8

Agricultural Trade Policy II: Non-tariff restrictions

 

 

READ:  Pugel, Chpt 10

8

10/15

Agricultural Trade Policy III: Subsidies

 

READ:  Pugel, Chpt 11

 

HW #3 Due: Fri. 10/19

9

10/22

Trade Policy in Developing / Transition Countries

 

READ:  Pugel, Chpt 14

 

10

10/29

MNEs & Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

 

2nd EXAM (Wed. 11/2)

READ:  Pugel, Chpt 15

 

2nd EXAM

11

11/5

Macroeconomics and Ag Trade: BOP

 

Macroeconomics and Ag Trade: Exchange Rates Effects

 

READ: Pugel, Chpt 16 & 17

 

12

11/12

Macroeconomics and Ag Trade: Monetary Policy Effects

 

Trade, FDI and Economic Growth/Development

 

READ:  Pugel, Chpt 19

 

HW #4 Due: Fri. 11/16

13

11/19

Trade, FDI and Economic Growth/Development

 

THANKSGIVING BREAK

READ:  Pugel, Chpt 7

 

14

11/28

Trade, FDI and Economic Growth/Development

 

In-class Paper Project Presentations

Term Paper Due

15

12/3

Course Review

 

3rd  EXAM (Wed. 12/5)

 

3rd  EXAM



Last updated: Sept.  2012

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