Trade Policy National Taiwan University
International Trade Policy February 2017 Instructor: Dr. Hong Hwang office: Room 705, College of Social Science Telephone number: 3366-8367 office Hours: Friday 2:10pm to 4:00pm This course is intended to provide students with basic analytical methods in trade and to help them keep abreast of current trade issues. It starts off by closely following textbook studies of trade theory, followed by a study of trade policies. After completing the relevant part of the textbook, I shall select some articles for discussions, especially those on trade and industrial organization. Textbook: Husted and Melvin, International Economics, 9th Edition, Pearson Education Limited, 2013. (This book is available at the Yeh Yeh Book Gallery, Tel: (02) 2368-4198 ext. 14.) Prerequisite: Microeconomics Grading scheme: There will be two tests. The dates of the tests will be announced in the class. The mid-term exam and the final exam make up 1/4 and 1/2 of the final grade respectively. The other 1/4 is graded based on class participation and assignments. The mean of the final grade for the class will fall somewhere between 78 and 84, depending on the general attendance and class participation. Course Outline: Week 1: Introduction Week 2, 3 & 4: Tariffs Weeks 5, 6 & 7: Nontariff Barriers and Arguments for Protection Weeks 8: The mid-term test Weeks 9 & 10: Commercial Policy: History and Practice Week 11 & 12: Preferential Trade Arrangements Weeks 13, 14 & 15: International Trade and Economic Growth Weeks 16, 17 and 18: Imperfect Competition and Strategic Trade Policy Week 19: The final test
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