Ec 100 - Economics - University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis
Department of Economics
International Microeconomics
ECN160A, Spring 2008
TR 4:40-6p. Giet 1002
Office Hours: R 2:30-4:30p
Prof. Farshid Mojaver
SSH 1101, 754-8077
Prerequisites: ECN100 (or equivalent). Students with weak microeconomic background will be
at a significant disadvantage
Text: Feenstra and Taylor, International Economics, 2008, First edition
Web Page: For copies of lecture notes, homework assignments and solution keys see
Teaching Assistants: Ronaldo Carpio,, SSH 120, Office Hours:
Sessions: A01: M 4:10-5p Hoagld 113 & A02: 5:10-6p, Wellman 233
Anson Soderbery,, SSH 115, Office Hours:
Sessions: A03: W 4:10-5p Wellman 229 & A04: 5:10-6p, Wellman 229
Outline of Topics:
1- Introductory issues, the Ricardian Model (Ch 1&2)
2- The Specific-Factors Model (Ch 3)
3- The Heckscher-Ohlin Model (Ch 4)
4- International Factor Movement (Ch 5)
5- Foreign Outsourcing of Goods and Services (Ch 7)
6- Increasing Returns to Scale (Ch 6)
7- Trade Policy (Ch 8-11)
8- The Political Economy of Trade Policy (lecture notes)
9- Trade Policy in Developing Countries (lecture notes)
Grading: The course grade will be based on two midterm exams, a comprehensive final Exam and
Homework. The final score will be computed as whichever of the following is highest:
(1) 10%HW
30% Mid1
30% Mid2
30% Final
(2) 10%HW
30% Mid1
60% Final
(3) 10%HW
60% Final
The course grades are assigned on a curve. There will be no makeup exams.
Exams: Midterm 1:
Thursday, April 24
Midterm 2:
Thursday, May 22
Final: Comprehensive Monday, June 9 (8-10A Giet 1002)
Home works Assignments: There will be 7 homework assignments, designed to help you to get
a better understanding of the material and also to prepare you for the exams. These will be
collected in class (before lecture) and graded in the scale of 0 to 4 (4=excellent, 3=good,
2=below average yet acceptable, 0= missing, late or unsatisfactory).
HW Due Dates: all on Tuesdays except for the last one.
APR 15
APR 22
MAY 13
MAY 20