Public University of Navarre

Castellano | Academic year: 2020/2021 | Previous academic years:  2019/2020  |  2018/2019  |  2017/2018  |  2016/2017 
Bachelor's degree in Management and Business Administration at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 172729 Subject title: INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Optative Year: 4 Period: 1º S
Department: Economía
GOMEZ GOMEZ-PLANA, ANTONIO (Resp)   [Mentoring ] AGUIRRE OSA, IDOIA   [Mentoring ]

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Module/Subject matter

International Economics.



Four blocks:

¿ Description of world trade.

¿ International Trade Theory.

¿ International Trade Policy.

¿ International Trade Negotiations and Institutions linked to International Trade Policies.


General proficiencies

BC1. Students must demonstrate to know and to understand the concepts in a study field departing from High School level.

BC5. Students must develop the adequate learning skills to do later an autonomous learning process.

GP04. Writing and speaking in English.

GP06. Information analysis and search from different sources.

GP11. Work in an international context.

GP17. Autonomous learning.

GP18. Adaptation to new circumstances.


Specific proficiencies

SP01  Understand economic institutions as a result and application of theoretical or formal representations about how the economy works.

SP02  Identify the sources of relevant economic information and their contents.

SP05  Issue advisory reports on specific situations of companies and markets.

SP06  Write projects on global management or on functional areas of the company.

SP10 Create and run your own business in its key dimensions.


Learning outcomes

R2. The Open-Economy Income model, money, inflation, unemployment, growth and economic policy instruments. 

R10. International Economics: international exchange as a conditional element for allocation of resources and macroeconomic stability. 

Course learning outcome 1 - RA1. Describe the international institutions linked to international trade and the basic rules driving multilateral exchanges. 

Course learning outcome 2 - RA2. Differentiate the international trade basic theories. 

Course learning outcome 3 - RA3. Predict the economic effects in international trade flows and other economic variables due to changes in demand and supply.

Course learning outcome 4 - RA4. Measure the economic effects of changes in trade policy. 



Formative Activity In-class hours Out-class hours
A-1 Lectures 40  
A-2 Exercises 20  
A-3 Debates, group dynamics    
A-4 Homework   23
A-5 Reading   10
A-6 Individual study   48
A-7 Exams 07  
A-8 Individual office hours 02  
Total 69 81



Learning outcome Evaluation Activity Weight (%)   Failed Evaluation Activity
R2, R10, RA1, RA2, RA3, RA4 Individual assessments in class 40 Final exam

Recoverable. Those students with a grade lower than 5/10 points must retake it.
R2, R10, RA1, RA2, RA3, RA4 Midterm individual assessments in class 30 Continuous evaluation Recoverable. Those students with a grade lower than 5/10 points must retake it.
R2, R10, RA3, RA4 Lab sessions 30 Continuous evaluation Not recoverable.


The grade "No presentado" corresponds to students who have not done the final exam and the retake exam.





Part I. International Trade: Main characteristics

- Unit 1. Introduction

- Unit 2. World Trade: An Overview


Part II. International Trade Theory

- Unit 3. The Ricardian Model

- Unit 4. The Heckscher-Ohlin Model

- Unit 5. The Standard Model

- Unit 6. External Economies of Scale

- Unit 7. Outsourcing and MNE

- Unit 8. Income Distribution and Migrations


Part III. International Trade Policy

- Unit 9. Instruments of Trade Policy

- Unit 10. International Negotiations



Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.

First ten chapters of:

Krugman, P.R., Obstfeld, M., and Melitz, M.J. (2018): International Economics. Trade & Policy. 11th edition. Pearson Addison Wesley, Essex.

BLOG (in Spanish)


Appleyard, D.R. y Field, A.J. (2017): International Economics. 9ª edición. McGraw-Hill/Irwin, Boston.

Bowen, H.P., Hollander, A. y Viaene, J.-M. (2012): Applied International Trade. 2ª edición. Palgrave, Hants, Reino Unido.

Carbaugh, R.J. (2017): International Economics. 16ª edición. South-Western Centage Learning, Mason.

Caves, R.E., Frankel, J.A. y Jones, R.W. (2007): World Trade and Payments. An Introduction. 10ª edición. Pearson International, Nueva York.

Eicher, T.S., Mutti, J.H. y Turnovsky, M.H. (2009): International Economics. 7ª edición. Routledge, Oxon, Reino Unido.

Feenstra, R.C. and Taylor, A.M. (2017): International Trade. 4ª edición. Worth Macmillan, New York.

Feenstra, R.C. (2015): Advanced International Trade: Theory and evidence. 2ª edición. Princeton University Press, New Jersey.

Gerber, J. (2018): International Economics. 7ª edición. Pearson International, Nueva York.

Goode, W. (2007): Dictionary of Trade Policy Terms. 5ª edición. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Husted, S. y Melvin, M. (2013): International Economics. 9ª edición. Pearson International, Nueva York. 

Irwin, D. A. (2015): Free Trade under fire. 4ª edición. Princeton Universtity Press, New Jersey.

Irwin, D. A., Mavroidis, P.C. y Sykes, A.O. (2008): The Genesis of GATT. Cambridge Universtity Press, Cambridge.

Jovanovic, M.N. (2015): The Economics of International Integration. 2ª edición. EdwardElgar, Cheltenham, Reino Unido.

Kerr, W.A. y Gaisford, J. D. (2007): Handbook on International Trade Policy. EdwardElgar, Cheltenham, Reino Unido.

Kreinin, M.E. y Clark, D.P. (2013): International Economics: A Policy Approach. 2ª edición. Pearson International, Nueva York.

Krugman, P.R., Obstfeld, M., y Melitz, M.J. (2014): International Economics. Trade & Policy. 10ª edición. Pearson Addison Wesley, Essex.

Michie, J. (2017): Advanced Introduction to Globalisation. EdwardElgar, Cheltenham, Reino Unido.

Pugel, T. A. (2019): International Economics. 17ª edición. McGraw-Hill/Irwin, Nueva York.

Salvatore, D. (2016): International Economics. Trade and Finance. 12ª edición. John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey.

Sawyer, W.C. y Sprinle, R.L. (2015): Applied International Economics. Routledge, Oxon, Reino Unido.

Van den Berg, H. (2017): International Economics. An Heterodox Approach. 3ª edición. M. E. Sharpe, Londres.

Van Marrewijk, C. (2017): International Trade. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

World Trade Organization (2011): World Trade Report 2011: The WTO and Preferential Trade Agreements. Geneve. Available at:

World Trade Organization (2012): World Trade Report 2012: Trade and Public Policies. Geneve. Available at:

World Trade Organization (2013): World Trade Report 2013: Factors Shaping the Future of World Trade. Geneve. Available at:

World Trade Organization (2014): World Trade Report 2014: Trade and development: recent trends and the role of the WTO. Geneve. Available at:

World Trade Organization (2015): World Trade Report 2015: Benefits and challenges of implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. Geneve. Available at:

World Trade Organization (2016): World Trade Report 2016: Levelling the trading field for SMEs. Geneve. Available at:

World Trade Organization (2017): World Trade Report 2017: Trade, Technology and jobs. Geneve. Available at:

World Trade Organization (2018): World Trade Report 2018: The future of world trade: How digital technologies are transforming global commerce. Geneve. Available at:






Classroom and labs.