International Agricultural Trade & Marketing (FREC 810)

Dr. Titus Awokuse

 

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COURSE WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

Week

 

Date

 

Topics Coverage

Reading Assignments

            &

        Due Dates

1

8/26

Overview of Agricultural Trade Issues

Theory of International Trade

Ricardian Model of Comparative Advantage

 

2

9/2

Theory of International Trade

Ricardian Model of Comparative Advantage

No Class Mon. 9/2 – Labor Day

READ: AFC, Chapt. 2 and 3

  FEENSTRA, Chapt. 1 

3

9/9

Theory of International Trade

Heckscher-Ohlin Model of Factor Proportions

READ: AFC, Chapt. 5 -6

  FEENSTRA, Chapt. 2 and 3

HW #1 Due

4

9/16

Theory of International Trade

Heckscher-Ohlin Model of Factor Proportions

“New” Trade Theory: Imperfect Competition

READ: AFC, Chapt. 7 – 8

  FEENSTRA, Chapt. 2 and 3

 

HW #2 Due

5

9/23

Theory of International Trade

“New” Trade Theory: Imperfect Competition

READ: AFC, Chapt. 10

  FEENSTRA, Chapt. 9

 

6

9/30

Protectionism and Trade Treaties

Trade Policy I: Tariffs

1st EXAM

READ: AFC, Chapt. 13&  14

  FEENSTRA, Chapt. 7

 

1st EXAM

7

10/7

Protectionism and Trade Treaties

Trade Policy II: Non-Tariff restrictions

 

READ: AFC, Chapt. 15 & 16

FEENSTRA, Chapt. 7 and 8

8

10/14

Protectionism and Trade Treaties

Trade Policy III: Subsidies

Multilateral Trade Negotiations (WTO)

READ: AFC, Chapt. 17

FEENSTRA, Chapt. 6 and 8

HW #3 Due

9

10/21

Empirical Research Issues in Trade

Gravity Models and Applications

Trade Openness and Growth

 
READ:  FEENSTRA, Chapt. 5

 

Assigned Journal Articles

 

10

10/28

Empirical Research Issues in Trade

Models of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

2nd EXAM

 

2nd EXAM

11

11/4

Empirical Research Issues in Trade

Models of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

 

READ: FEENSTRA, Chapt. 13

 

12

11/11

Empirical Research Issues in Trade

Exchange Rate Volatility Effects on Trade

Macroeconomics and Ag Trade: Monetary Policy Effects

READ:

Assigned Journal Articles

HW #4 Due

13

11/18

Macroeconomics and Ag Trade: BOP & Adjustment Policies

 

14

11/25

Macroeconomics and Ag Trade: BOP and Adjustment Policies

In-class Paper Project Presentations

THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

15

12/2

In-class Paper Project Presentations

3rd  EXAM

3rd  EXAM

 

Term Paper Due




 


Last updated: Sept.  2013.