The main objectives of the course are: (1) Make you familiar with some of the most important and policy-relevant questions in the field of International Trade as well as the methodologies used to address them; (2) Teach you how to critically evaluate empirical work in this area and Applied Microeconomics more generally; (3) Provide you with the tools to start your own research.
The course is primarily oriented towards microeconomic empirical work, but the empirical work discussed will typically have a close tie to a theoretical model. The basic structure of the course will involve presentation and discussion of papers. Active participation from you through questions and comments will make for a better course!
Prof. Penny Goldberg, University of Yale