Bram Driesen


International Trade Postgraduate

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the theory of international trade and its application to policy issues which arise in the world trade environment. The course starts examining the gains from trade, as they constitute the building block of any analysis of trade flows. It then proceeds with the analysis of a number of models that seek to explain international trade patterns. In the second part of the course the discussion turns to protectionism, unilateral liberalization, free-trade agreements, multilateral trade agreements and issues surrounding factor movements.