Issues in globalization


This course complements the core field course "International Trade". It presents various extensions of the core course, with a specific focus on the economic consequences of globalization on labor markets, inequality, and culture. 

The pre-requisite for this course is the “International Trade” course.


This roadmap of the course can evolve with the most recent research on the topic 

Chapter 1: Globalization and the Great Convergence
Chapter 2: Globalization and Labor Markets in Developing Countries
Chapter 3: Globalization and Labor Markets in Developed Countries
Chapter 4: Globalization and Culture


More specific references will be provided in the slides.

–        Baldwin, R (2016), The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization, Harvard University Press, 2016.
–        David, H., Dorn, D., and G.H. Hanson (2013), “The China syndrome: Local labor market effects of import competition in the United States”, American Economic Review, 103(6), 2121-68.
–        Feenstra R. (2016), Advanced International Trade: Theory and Evidence, Princeton University Press.
–        Verhoogen (2008), “Trade, Quality Upgrading and Wage Inequality in the Mexican Manufacturing Sector,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 123(2), pp. 489-530.