1. Levchenko, A.A. (2007) Institutional quality and international trade

2. Rodriguez-Clare (2010) Offshoring in a Ricardian world

3. Antràs (2014) Grossman-Hart (1986) goes global: incomplete contracts, property rights, and the international organization of production

4. Ponzetto (2014) Intellectual property rights and the efficient organization of firms

Discussion class work (20%): Be prepared for the lecture

Related to lecture 2 (April 19, 2016): what is an alternative mechanism through which the benefits of offshoring dissipate as more offshoring takes place?

Naghavi and Ottaviano (2009) Firm heterogeneity, contract enforcement, and the industry dynamics of offshoring.

Related to lecture 3 (April 26, 2016): what is the mechanism behind the counter-intuitive findings that better contractibility on the supplier side increases intra-firm trade (integration)?

Antràs and Helpman (2008) Contractual frictions and global sourcing.

Presentations (40%): scheduled for April 29, 2016

1. Borota (2012) Innovation and Imitation in a model of North-South Trade.

2. Acemoglu, Antràs, and Helpman (2007) Contracts and technology adoption.

3. Arkolakis, Ramondo, Rodriguez-Clare, and Yeaple (2014) Innovation and production in the global economy.

4. Stefanadis (2010) Appropriation, property rights institutions, and international trade.

5. Dal Bo and Dal Bo (2011) Workers, warriors, and criminals: social conflict in general equilibrium.

6. Branstetter and Saggi (2011) Intellectual property rights, foreign direct investment and industrial development.

7. Ivus (2011)  Trade-related intellectual property rights: industry variation and technology diffusion.economy.

Take home problem set (40%): scheduled for after the end of the lectures.