International Economics

IIT Kanpur Course , Prof. Somesh K. Mathur

Lecture 1: International Economics

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International Economics by Dr. Somesh K. Mathur, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kanpur. For more details on NPTEL visit

Course Description :

Empirical Facts of International Trade and their Explanations - Globalization Process: Costs and Benefits - Offer Curves, Community Indifference Curves, Trade Indifference Curves, Terms of Trade, Marshall Lerner Condition for Stability, Ricardian Model of Trade and Extensions, Mercantilist Views on Trade and Adam Smith Trade Model - Specific Trade Model and Income Distribution - Production at Autarky, Heckscher- Ohlin- Samuelson Model, Stopler Samuelson, Rzybnzski Theorems, Factor Price Equalization Theorem, Technological Progress and Trade - Extension of Heckscher Ohlin Model - Posner and Vernons Changing Comparative Advantage Theories - Linders Hypothesis - Heckscher-Ohlin-Vanek Theorem - Empirical Testing of Trade Theories and Leontief Paradox - Melitz New New Trade Theory - International Factor Movements and Theories of Foreign Direct Investments and Foreign Institutional Investment, FDI Spillovers - Trade Policies: Economic Analysis of Tariffs, Quotas, Export Subsidies and VERs - Arguments for Trade Barriers and Measurement of Protection - Political Economy of Trade Policy, Foreign Capital and Welfare - Trade, Growth, Development, Inequality and Poverty Relationships.

WTO and its provisions, Impact of the WTO on trade and development of Developing Countries - Balance of Payment( BOP), Balance of Trade, Official Reserves, BOP Deficit and Surplus and Gold Standard, International Monetary theories: Different Approaches to Exchange Rate Determination - International Monetary Policies and Reforms in the International Financial System, Policies for mitigating occurrence of Financial Crisis, Models of Currency , Banking and BOP crises - Economic Integration , Regionalism vs Multilateralism debate - Open Economy Macroeconomics and Interdependent Economies - Gains from Trade and Trade and Income Distribution - Trade and Endogenous Growth - Trade, Environment, Labour, IPR Relationships - Trade in Tasks, Outsourcing and GATS - Reserves, Debt and Risk including hedging techniques - Economic Expansion and Trade - International Technology Transfer, Trade and Migration.

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