Public University of Navarre

Castellano | Academic year: 2022/2023 | Previous academic years:  2021/2022  |  2020/2021  |  2019/2020  |  2018/2019 
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 ]

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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




Weight (%) It allows
test resit
required grade
R2, R10, RA1, RA2, RA3, RA4 Development and appliance of trade models. Exams. 30 Yes 5 points or an average equal or higher to 5 for the whole set of assessment activities at the end of the semester.

R2, R10, RA3, RA4 Geometrical interpretation of trade models. Exams. 30 Yes
R2, R10, RA1, RA2, RA3, RA4 Basic theoretical concepts. Exams. 40 Yes

The grade "No presentado" will be applied according to the University legislation.



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. (2022): International Economics. Trade & Policy. 12th edition. Pearson Addison Wesley, Essex.

BLOG (in Spanish):


Appleyard, D.R. and Field, A.J. (2017): International Economics. 9th edition. McGraw-Hill/Irwin, Boston.

Bowen, H.P., Hollander, A. and Viaene, J.-M. (2012): Applied International Trade. 2nd edition. Palgrave, Hants, United Kingdom.

Carbaugh, R.J. (2019): International Economics. 17th edition. South-Western Centage Learning, Mason.

Catão, L. and Obstfeld, M. (2019): Meeting Globalization's challenges. Policies to make trade work for all. Princeton University Press, Princeton.

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

Eicher, T.S., Mutti, J.H. and Turnovsky, M.H. (2009): International Economics. 7th edition. Routledge, Oxon, United Kingdom.

Feenstra, R.C. and Taylor, A.M. (2021): International Trade. 5th edition. Macmillan, New York.

Feenstra, R.C. (2016): Advanced International Trade: Theory and evidence. 2nd edition. Princeton University Press, New Jersey.

Gerber, J. (2018): International Economics. 7th edition. Pearson International, Nueva York.

Goode, W. (2020): Dictionary of Trade Policy Terms. 6th edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Husted, S. and Melvin, M. (2013): International Economics. 9th edition. Pearson International, New York. 

Irwin, D. A. (2020): Free Trade under fire. 5th edition. Princeton Universtity Press, New Jersey.

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

Jovanovic, M.N. (2015): The Economics of International Integration. 2nd edition. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom.

Kerr, W.A. and Gaisford, J. D. (2007): Handbook on International Trade Policy. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom.

Kreinin, M.E. and Clark, D.P. (2013): International Economics: A Policy Approach. 2nd edition. Pearson International, Nueva York.

Krueger, A.O. (2020): International Trade. What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Michie, J. (2017): Advanced Introduction to Globalisation. EdwardElgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom.

Pugel, T. A. (2020): International Economics. 17th edition. McGraw-Hill/Irwin, Nueva York.

Salvatore, D. (2019): International Economics. Trade and Finance. 13th edition. John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey.

Sawyer, W.C. and Sprinkle, R.L. (2020): Applied International Economics. 5th edition. Routledge, Oxon, United Kingdom.

Van Bergeijk, P.A.G. (2019): Deglobalization 2.0. Trade and openness during the Great Depression and the Great Recession. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom.

Van den Berg, H. (2017): International Economics. An Heterodox Approach. 3rd edition. M. E. Sharpe, London.

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 (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:

World Trade Organization (2019): World Trade Report 2019: The future of services trade. Geneve. Available at:

World Trade Organization (2020): World Trade Report 2020: Government policies to promote innovation in the digital age. Geneve. Available at:

World Trade Organization (2021): World Trade Report 2021: Economic resilience and trade. Geneve. Available at:

World Trade Organization (2021): Overview of Developments in the International Trading Environment. Annual Report by the Director-General. Geneve. Available at:






Classroom and labs.