Guía docente de Economía Internacional (MA9/56/6/34)

Curso 2022/2023
Fecha de aprobación por la Comisión Académica 15/07/2022

Máster

Máster Doble: Máster Universitario en Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos + Máster Universitario en Economía / Economics

Módulo

Asignaturas del Máster Economía/Economics

Rama

Ingeniería y Arquitectura

Centro en el que se imparte la docencia

E.T.S. de Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos

Centro Responsable del título

International School for Postgraduate Studies

Semestre

Segundo

Créditos

4

Tipo

Optativa

Tipo de enseñanza

Presencial

Profesorado

  • Daryna Grechyna

Tutorías

Daryna Grechyna

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  • Primer semestre
    • Jueves 9:30 a 12:30 (Empre. Desp B320)
    • Viernes 9:30 a 12:30 (Empre. Desp B320)
  • Segundo semestre
    • Jueves 9:30 a 12:30 (Empre. Desp B320)
    • Viernes 9:30 a 12:30 (Empre. Desp B320)

Breve descripción de contenidos (Según memoria de verificación del Máster)

  • This course intends to study the recent macroeconomic models in open economy and its empirical verification.
  • This course is based on empirical and theoretical work performed with rigorous empirical techniques to help students understand the role of institutions in the regulation of open economies and provide a better understanding of the complexity of open economies: 
    • Recent theories of international trade under imperfect competition and trade policy (instruments and political economy)
    • Business relationships change under different models,
    • Trade and financial integration.

Prerrequisitos y/o Recomendaciones

  • Basic knowledge of microeconomics and macroeconomics.
  • For students interested in debate about internationalization, trade, trade policies, exporting behavior of firms.

 

Competencias

Competencias Básicas

  • CB6. Poseer y comprender conocimientos que aporten una base u oportunidad de ser originales en desarrollo y/o aplicación de ideas, a menudo en un contexto de investigación.
  • CB7. Que los estudiantes sepan aplicar los conocimientos adquiridos y su capacidad de resolución de problemas en entornos nuevos o poco conocidos dentro de contextos más amplios (o multidisciplinares) relacionados con su área de estudio.
  • CB8. Que los estudiantes sean capaces de integrar conocimientos y enfrentarse a la complejidad de formular juicios a partir de una información que, siendo incompleta o limitada, incluya reflexiones sobre las responsabilidades sociales y éticas vinculadas a la aplicación de sus conocimientos y juicios.
  • CB9. Que los estudiantes sepan comunicar sus conclusiones y los conocimientos y razones últimas que las sustentan a públicos especializados y no especializados de un modo claro y sin ambigüedades.
  • CB10. Que los estudiantes posean las habilidades de aprendizaje que les permitan continuar estudiando de un modo que habrá de ser en gran medida autodirigido o autónomo.

Resultados de aprendizaje (Objetivos)

  • To bring rationality to the analysis of trade flows between countries using the theory of international trade in perfect and imperfect competition
  • To distinguish the different implications of international trade in terms of welfare and growth
  • To deduce the consequences of external shocks using the main models of international trade
  • To identify and to analyze the effects of trade policies in different competitive environments
  • To analyze and to discuss relevant economic problems regarding resource allocation in open economies
  • To analyze the behavior of firms in an international framework
  • To interpret and to discuss critically the debates about internationalization of economies

Programa de contenidos Teóricos y Prácticos

Teórico

Part A: International Trade Theory and Analysis

  • Lesson 1: Trade in Perfectly Competitive Markets
    • Comparative advantage and role of factor endowments
    • Testing  and Measuring
  • Lesson 2: Imperfect Competition and International Trade
    • Monopolistic Competition and Intra-Industry Trade
    • Oligopoly and international trade
    • External scale Economies and trade
    • Economic Geography
    • Gravity modelling
  • Lesson 3: Heterogeneous Firms and International Trade
    • New “new” trade theory: the Melitz (2003) model
    • Extensions of the Melitz models
    • Empirical verifications: the procompetitive effects of trade
    • Empirical verifications: determinants of export behaviour

Part B: Trade Policy

  • Lesson 4: Topics on trade policy
    • Welfare effects of Tariffs,  Quotas and Voluntary Export Restraints
    • Political economy of trade policy
    • Dumping and anti dumping measures
    • Strategic trade policy
  • Lesson 5: Trade openness, liberalisation and economic performance:
    • Trade and Growth (Balanced versus Biased,  terms of trade effects)
    • Technology and trade
    • Trade liberalisation and developing countries          

Práctico

  • The teacher will propose a set of practices (quantitative and qualitative exercises) related to the program.

Bibliografía

Bibliografía fundamental

  • Krugman P., Obstfeldt M., Melitz MJ (2018) International Economics 11th EditionPearson Education.

Bibliografía complementaria

  • Ballabriga 2014 The World Economy of the Early 21st Century
  • Feenstra R. and Taylor A.M. Essentials of international economics  2015. Third Edition Mac Millan
  • Feenstra R. and Taylor A.M. (2016) Advanced International Trade: Theory and Evidence.. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • Feenstra R. and Taylor A.M. (2014) International Trade. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • Grossman G. M. & K. Rogoff (ed.), 2001 Handbook of International Economics, edition 2, volume 3, North Holland.
  • Jones, R. and Kenen, P., Handbook of International Economics vol 1 and 2, North Holland.
  • Krugman, Paul R. 1990. Rethinking International Trade. Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Pugel T. (2016): International Economics, 16th Edition, Mcgraw-Hill Series in Economics.
  • Articles from international journals indicated by the teacher

Enlaces recomendados

  • http://voxeu.org 

Metodología docente

Evaluación (instrumentos de evaluación, criterios de evaluación y porcentaje sobre la calificación final.)

Evaluación Ordinaria

  • Article 17 of the UGR Assessment Policy and Regulations establishes that the ordinary assessment session (convocatoria ordinaria) will preferably be based on the continuous assessment of students, except for those who have been granted the right to a single final assessment (evaluación única final), which is an assessment method that only takes a final exam into account.
  • In particular, norms to fight plagiarism apply meaning that presenting a work realised by other person without quoting and citing properly will imply a grade of 0/10.
  • The weight of each item in the final assessment is as follows:
    • Problem sets    30%
    • Final exam  70%

Evaluación Extraordinaria

  • Article 19 of the UGR Assessment Policy and Regulations establishes that students who have not passed a course in the ordinary assessment session (convocatoria ordinaria) will have access to an extraordinary assessment session (convocatoria extraordinaria).
  • The weight of each item in the final assessment is as follows:
    • Practical part   40%
    • Theoretical part    60%
  • Date of the extraordinary call (July) will be fixed, no longer than 2 weeks after the end of the lecture period in June, if necessary and, at least 15 days before the exam.

Evaluación única final

  • Article 8 of the UGR Assessment Policy and Regulations establishes that students who are unable to follow continuous assessment methods due to justifiable reasons shall have recourse to a single final assessment (evaluación única final), which is an assessment method that only takes a final exam into account.
  • In order to opt for a single final assessment (evaluación única final), students must send a request, using the corresponding online procedure, to the coordinator of the master’s programme, in the first two weeks of the course or in the two weeks following their enrolment (if the enrolment has taken place after the classes have already begun). The coordinator will communicate this information to the relevant teaching staff members, citing and verifying the reasons why the student is unable to follow the continuous assessment system.
  • The weight of each item in the final assessment is as follows:
    • Practical part   40%
    • Theoretical part    60%
  • Date of the final evaluation (June) will be fixed, no longer than 2 weeks after the end of the lecture period in June, if necessary and, at least 15 days before the exam.

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