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Date of ClassMaterial Covered in ClassReading for Next Time (5th edition)Assignments4th edition pages3rd edition pages
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14 SepIntroductionFT Chapter 1 p. 1-5, 11-18; review Cobb-Douglas derivationFT Ch 1 1-5, 11-17FT Ch 1 1-5, 11-15
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16 SepEndowment ModelNotes on Endowment Model; FT Chapter 2 p. 31-50FT Ch 2 29-49FT Ch 2 27-47
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21 SepRicardian Model: Autarky, Preview of Trade2 News Articles and 2 YouTube VideosProblem Set 1 due Thurs 23 Sep
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23 SepRicardian Model: Trade, Incomplete SpecializationNotes on Incomplete Specialization; FT Chapter 3 p. 61-76, 80-82FT Ch 3 61-79FT Ch 3 59-77
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28 SepSpecific Factors ModelSamuelson 2004 and TAA WebsitesProblem Set 2 due Thurs 30 Sep
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30 SepSamuelson 2004 and Offshoring
Notes on Offshoring; FT Chapter 4 p. 91-101 (for Tuesday), p. 101-109 and 112-117 (for Thursday)
FT Ch 4 89-100, 100-108, 111-116FT Ch 4 87-98, 98-106, 110-114
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5 OctHO Model: Set-Up, Gains from Trade, HO TheoremSee chapter 4 material above (no additional reading)
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7 OctHO Model: SS Theorem, Trade and InequalityAutor et al. 2016 (exact pages announced by Canvas)PS 3 due Fri 8 Oct by 3 pm
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12 OctAutor et al's China Shock PaperNoneMidterm Thurs 14 Oct 1:15-2:45
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14 OctMidterm ExamKrugman 1979
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21 Oct
Monopolistic Competition: Symmetric Firms (Krugman 1979)
Melitz 2003 (sections 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, and 9)Problem Set 4 due Thurs 28 Oct
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