SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
Department of Economics
Economics 443-3: Seminar in International Trade
NOTES ABOUT THE PAPER
Instructor: Nicolas Schmitt Fall 2012
 The paper must be no more than 10 pages (one-sided with 3cm margin on each side)
including footnotes or endnotes (references, tables, ﬁgures not included). The paper
must be double spaced with font size no less than 12.
 The ﬁnal version of the paper is due on Wednesday, November 28, by 2:30pm
(no paper accepted after that time, except for those making presentations during the
last week of classes; the deadline for them is Monday, December 3, noon).
 All topics should be cleared with me. Topics as well as dates of presentation will be
approved on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis. The deadline for choosing a topic and a
date of presentation is Wednesday, October 3, 2012.
 The paper can be an original topic or the summary/synthesis of an existing pa-
per/report (see list below).
 If you write an original paper, please make sure to talk to me about the plan of your
paper or presentation, outline and search of the literature well before your presentation
 Writing a paper from one publication listed below does not amount to re-copy excerpts
from the original article but to indicate what the paper is about, why it is interesting
(or not), why it is important (or not and to develop one or two of the main points
that you ﬁnd most importan/interesting/relevant for your fellow students to know. In
judging your presentation and paper, I will judge how well you have ‘absorbed’ the
paper, how well you convey and explain the main ideas both orally and in writing.
You should constantly think: how would I tell/explain what this paper is about to my
grand mother. Please see me if you have questions or concerns.
 Presentations will take place between October 31 and November 28. Each
presentation should last about 20 minutes. There is an additional 10 minutes for
discussion and questions. Whenever possible, presentations on similar topics will be
 Papers and presentations are individual. However, you are encouraged to work in
groups of two or three provided presentations and papers can be clearly separated and
 The primary purpose of the paper and the presentation is to learn how to do research,
how to write a report, how to organize arguments and how to present/defend those
arguments. It is also to learn additional topics not covered in class. In marking your
paper, I will look at the clarity of exposition, in terms of writing and presentation of
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 Please be extremely attentive to avoid plagiarism: it is a severe case of academic
dishonesty. Please be familiar with the relevant SFU policy regarding Academic
Dishonesty as there will be a zero tolerance with it. See http://www.sfu.ca/policies/
 To minimize issues with plagiarism, all papers will need to be submitted in electronic
form through Turnitin (see http://www.turnitin.com ). This site checks for sentences
and paragraphs that are paced and copied from existing texts. Details how to register
will be provided in class.
 Papers and reports:
1) Bernard, Andrew B., J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen J. Redding, and Peter K.
Schott. 2007. ”Firms in International Trade.” Journal of Economic Perspectives,
2) Blandford, David and Tim Josling, 2011, ”The WTO Agricultural Modalities
Proposals and Their Impact on Domestic Support in the EU and the United
States,” in Will Martin and Aaditya Mattoo (eds. Unﬁnished Business?: The
WTO’s Doha Agenda, World Bank and CEPR, Chap 4.
3) Borchert, Ingo, Batshur Gootiiz and Aaditya Mattoo, 2011, ”Services in Doha:
What’s on the Table?,” in Will Martin and Aaditya Mattoo (eds. Unﬁnished
Business?: The WTO’s Doha Agenda, World Bank and CEPR, Chap 5.
4) Borchert, Ingo, Batshur Gootiiz and Aaditya Mattoo, 2012. ”Policy Barriers to
International Trade in Services: Evidence from a new database,” World Bank
Policy Research Working Paper 6109, June.
5) Bouet, Antoine and David Laborde, 2011. Duty Free, a Round for Free and
the Least-Developed Countries, in Will Martin and Aaditya Mattoo (eds.), Un-
ﬁnished Business?: The WTO’s Doha Agenda, World Bank and CEPR, Chap
6) Brown, Chad and Thomas Prusa, 2011. US Anti-dumping: Much Ado about
Zeroing, in Will Martin and Aaditya Mattoo (eds. Unﬁnished Business?: The
WTO’s Doha Agenda, World Bank and CEPR, Chap 14.
7) Eaton, Jonathan, and Samuel Kortum. 2012. ”Putting Ricardo to Work.” Jour-
nal of Economic Perspectives, 26(2): 65-90.
8) Evenett, Simon, 2011. ”Trade Tensions Mount: the 10th GTA Report”, GTA/
9) Facchini, Giovanni, Marcelo Olarreaga, Peri Silva and Gerald Willmann, 2007.
”Substitutability and Protectionism: Latin America’s trade policy and imports
from China and India”, World Bank Policy Research Paper 4188, April.
10) Francois, Joseph, and Bernard Hoekman. 2010. ”Services Trade and Policy.”
Journal of Economic Literature, 48(3): 642-92.
11) Hanson, Gordon H. 2012. ”The Rise of Middle Kingdoms: Emerging Economies
in Global Trade.” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 26(2): 41-64.
12) Haskel, Jonathan, Robert Z. Lawrence, Edward E. Leamer, and Matthew J.
Slaughter. 2012. ”Globalization and U.S. Wages: Modifying Classic Theory to
Explain Recent Facts.” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 26(2): 119-40.
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13) Hoekman, Bernard, 2011. ”Proposal of WTO Reform: A synthesis and assess-
ment,” World Bank Policy Research Paper 5525.
14) Hummels, David. 2007. ”Transportation Costs and International Trade in the
Second Era of Globalization.” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 21(3): 131-154.
15) Laborde, David and Will Martin, 2011. ”Non-agricultural Market Access,” in
Will Martin and Aaditya Mattoo (eds.), Unﬁnished Business?: The WTO’s Doha
Agenda, World Bank and CEPR, Chap 3.
16) Melitz, Marc J., and Daniel Treﬂer. 2012. ”Gains from Trade When Firms
Matter.” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 26(2): 91-118.
17) Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2009. ”The World Trade Orga-
nization and Climate Change: Challenges and Options,” Working Paper Series,
18) Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2010. ”Trade Disputes between
China and the United States: Growing Pains so Far, Worse Ahead?,” Working
Paper Series, Working Paper Series, December.
19) Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2011. ”Foreign Manufacturing
Multinationals and the Transformation of the Chinese Economy: New Measure-
ments, New Perspectives,” Working Paper Series, April.
20) Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2012. ”Chinese Investment in
Latin American Resources: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” Working Paper
21) World Trade Organization, 2003. ”Adjusting to Trade Liberalization: The role
of policy institutions and WTO disciplines,” April.
22) World Trade Organization, 2009. ”World Trade Report 2009: Trade Policy
Commitments and Contingency Measures.” Geneva
23) World Trade Organization, 2010. ”World Trade Report 2010: Trade in Natural
24) World Trade Organization, 2011. ”World Trade Report 2011: Trade Preferential
25) World Trade Organization, 2012. ”World Trade Report 2012. Trade and Public
Policies: A closer look at non-tariﬀ measures in the 21th century.” Geneva