This course studies international economics from the perspective of the firm. Its objective is to equip students with analytical tools to understand the economic, organizational, financial, and legal issues facing firms doing business across borders.
We will analyze firms' decisions to sell and source through exporting, importing, and foreign investments, answering questions such as: How do firms decide where and when to export or import? What are the trade-offs associated with different modes of going abroad? How do international locational decisions differ from domestic locational decisions?
We will investigate issues facing multinational firms, such as: intellectual property rights, international tax planning, exchange-rate risk, and political risk. Part of the course will address business environments and management practices in developing economies.