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Firm-heterogeneity and international trade *

Name of module: Firm-heterogeneity and international trade *

Exam number: 6646

Semester/Trimester: Semester

Duration of the module: Ein Semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective course): Wahlpflicht

Frequency of module offer: Winter semester 2013/2014

Prerequisites: Bachelor, basic economic background including international economics, statistics and econometrics

Applicability of module for other modules and study programmes:
als T-Modul im Track "FINE" oder als E-Modul. Serviceveranstaltung für Masterstudierende der Kultur- bzw. Rechtswissenschaften.

Person responsible for module: Prof. Ingo Geishecker, PhD

Name of the professor: Prof. Ingo Geishecker, PhD

Language of teaching: Englisch

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 7 (Masterseminar); 6 (E-Modul)

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
T-Modul: Kontaktzeit (Vorlesung, Übung,Seminar etc.) 60 Std.; Selbststudium: 150 Std. / E-Modul: Kontaktzeit (Vorlesung, Übung,Seminar etc.) 37,5 Std.; Selbststudium: 142,5 Std.

Contact hours (per week in semester): 2

Methods and duration of examination:
Seminar paper, presentation and discussion of other seminar paper.

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: 2/29 (Masterseminar); 1/29 (E-Modul)

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
Knowledge of theories of new trade theory
Development of skills for reading and interpreting empirical studies
General Skills:
development of presentation skills (preferably in English)
academic debate
writing skills

Contents of the module:
The course covers the new literature on firm-level heterogeneity, productivity and trade. It will be concerned with firm-level productivity, export behaviour, intra-industry trade, welfare and employment. Studies discussed during the seminar include recent theoretical as well as empirical contributions.

Teaching and learning methods:
Lecture on academic writing, development of research question, literature search, citation

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
A list of topics and an associated reading list will be published online at the beginning of the course

Further information:
Registration in Moodle required.
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