International Economics OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Online Grad-Level International Economics Course

Published Mar 02, 2009

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International trade and the world economy take center stage in this free OpenCourseWare class from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 'International Economics I' introduces graduate students to the factors that drive trade between countries, such as economies of scale and trade policies. This MIT Economics course is recommended for students with previous grad-level experience in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory.

International Economics I: Course Specifics

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International Economics I: Course Description

Understanding the world economy involves understanding the motivations that drive countries to seek trade with one another. This online OpenCourseWare class from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge serves as an introduction to this field of Economics. Professor Pol Antràs teaches students about comparative advantage in international trade using both Heckscher-Ohlin and Ricardian models. The MIT course also studies the concept of imperfect competition in international trade from theoretical and empirical perspectives. Later lectures examine the influence of foreign direct investment and trade policy on the global economy. This free course material could benefit students working on a Ph.D. in Economics.

Lecture notes, a reading list and sample problem sets are available online. Would-be international economists can visit the international economics course page.

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