Advanced International Trade


Advanced International Trade (Lorz, V2/Ü1, WS, economics competency, in English)

This module deepens the knowledge that students have gained from the course "Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen" and introduces current research approaches in this field. Following a methodological introduction, students independently present selected studies from the literature. A key focus is on issues related to the internationalization of production and the impact of foreign trade on companies.


(1) Neoclassical trade theory: review and exten-sions
(2) Imperfect competition and trade
(3) Firms and international Trade
(4) International production
(5) Current topics in international Trade


After successful completion of this course, students will be able to understand the current literature on the theory of international trade. They will know the most important model approaches to explain the consequences of international trade for firms and consumers.


Course „Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen“ or comparable


Examination (75%, graded, 60min.), Presentation (25%, graded)