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Advanced international trade

année académique

Titulaire(s) du cours

Paola CONCONI (Coordonnateur) et Mathieu PARENTI

Crédits ECTS


Langue(s) d'enseignement


Contenu du cours

This course is divided into four topics, all related to various aspects of globalization. The first part deals with the spatial distribution of economy activity within countries and the role of intranational trade. The second part focuses on the impact of globalization for economic development and inequality. A third part covers the role of supply chains and their implications for contemporaneous trade policy. The last part discusses the market power of large multinationals and how corporate taxation (or the avoidance of) shape their activity.

Objectifs (et/ou acquis d'apprentissages spécifiques)

The objective of the course is to present advanced material on trade policy and some selected topics on globalization.


Connaissances et compétences pré-requises

A 3rd-year undergraduate course in microeconomics and international trade are necessary. 

Méthodes d'enseignement et activités d'apprentissages

Interactive lectures and presentations.

Contribution au profil d'enseignement

This course contributes to the following objectives: 

  • Integrate sustainable development into problem analysis.
  • Identify and apply the relevant analytical tools and scientific knowledge to analyse an economic problem in depth.
  • Identify and analyse an issue using the relevant analytical tools and methods.
  • Display critical thinking and develop autonomous learning strategies and techniques.

Références, bibliographie et lectures recommandées

A list of relevant papers will be distributed in class.

Support(s) de cours

  • Université virtuelle

Autres renseignements


Mathieu Parenti: mathieu.parenti@ulb.be




Méthode(s) d'évaluation

  • Examen écrit

Written exam, participation (and presentations if time allows).

Construction de la note (en ce compris, la pondération des notes partielles)

Final grade based on a written exam and participation (possibly a presentation of a paper, if time allows).
Unjustified absence will decrease mechanically the participation grade.

Langue(s) d'évaluation

  • anglais