The goals of the course are:
- to introduce students to current topics of interest in international trade,
- to help students develop skills for conducting research, including evaluating existing research, presenting their work, working collaboratively, and defining and organizing a research project, and
- to help students identify the topic for a research paper.
In order to achieve these goals, we focus on the most cutting-edge research in international trade, with a bit introduction of necessary background classical theory. Different from traditional lectures, our class meetings require heavy discussions led by students which in turn require huge efforts from students to read, understand, organize and present.