COURSE

International Trade

This course takes a look at the basic theories of international trade and the consequences of trade in today's global economy. You'll have the opportunity to learn more about fundamental ideas such as comparative advantage, increasing returns to scale, factor endowments, and arbitrage across borders.  The consequences we discuss include the effects of offshoring, how trade has shaped the economies of China, Mexico, and Korea, when foreign direct investment is desirable, and the history of free trade and tariffs, among other topics.  Trade is a topic of increasing importance and this material will give you a better grasp on the theories and empirics as they have been developed by economists.

This course is non-technical and is accessible to a beginner. If you pass the final exam, you will earn our "International Trade" certificate on your profile.

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Runs approx 6 video hours

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International Trade Exam Now Live! Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 16:48
Can I earn a certificate?

Yes, if you pass the final exam, you will earn the "International Trade" certificate on your MRUniversity profile.

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Audio podcasts

You can listen to course materials on your mobile device by downloading our podcasts. Entire sections of the course are combined into a single podcast, one per week. You can download the podcast through iTunes or access the XML feed directly. 

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Yes, please! The videos are freely available for non-commercial use. Please let us know how it goes.

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