Recent announcements (all announcements)  

 

TA: Nikita Lipskiy (nxl48@psu.edu)
Office hrs: W 15:00-16:30 @ Kern 417 (map)  

Professor Kim Joseph Ruhl (kjr42@psu.edu)
Office hrs: T 16:00-17:00, W 11:00-12:00 @ Kern 615 (map)


Schedule


Reading:
Syllabus // 
Notes on OLI framework 
Section 2 of Antras and Yeaple (2013)

Slides: (T) Introduction // (R) Data

Week 1: August 23 & 25
Introduction // Multinational Data


Reading:
Section 2 of Antras and Yeaple (2013) 
Notes on horizontal FDI: Part 1 

Slides: (T) Data // (R) HFDI 1

Week 2: August 30 & September 1
Multinational Data // Horizontal FDI 1


Reading:
Problem set guidelines

Notes on horizontal FDI: Part 2 

Slides: (T) HFDI 1 & HFDI 2 // (R) Updated HFDI 2 

Week 3: September 6 & 8
Horizontal FDI 2  

Due end of class (September 8):
Problem set #1  [PS1_Data.xlsx


Reading:
Notes on horizontal FDI: Part 3 

Slides: (T) HFDI 3 // (R) Updated HFDI 3

Week 4: September 13 & 15
Horizontal FDI 3: Heterogeneity

 


Reading:
Notes on export platforms

Slides: (T) Updated HFDI 3 // (R) Export Platforms

Week 5: September 20 & 22
Heterogeneity // Export platforms

Due end of class (September 22):
Problem set #2 [PS2_Data.xlsx


Practice Exam I // Solution 

Slides: (T) Review // Solution 

Week 6: September 27 & 29
Review // Exam I


Reading:
Notes on Leontief production

Slides: (T) Leontief // (R) VFDI 1

Week 7: October 4 & 6
Two-stage production // Vertical FDI

 


Reading:
Notes on vertical FDI: updated 10/21
WSJ on Japanese earthquake & Toyota

Slides: (T)  VFDI 2 // (R) VFDI 3  

Week 8: October 11 & 13
Vertical FDI

Due end of class (October 13): 
Problem set #3 [PS3_Data.xlsx


Reading:
Walmart in Mexico (Section 2 only)
WSJ on Blue Macaw

GM discussion in Hanson (2001, pg. 19-20 only)  

Slides: (T) Host productivity // (R) Host country effects

Week 9: October 18 & 20
Host country effects of FDI


Reading:
Baroness Joanna Shields

Section II in Hanson (2001) 
BBC on Nissan in Sunderland (Brexit)
AP on Hoover's move to Scotland

Slides: (T) None  // (R) FDI policy

Week 10: October 25 & 27
Guest speaker // Competing for FDI

 

Due end of class (October 27):
Problem set #4 


Practice Exam II // Solution [updated 11/1]

Slides: (T) Review // Solution

Week 11: November 1 & 3
Review // Exam II


Week 12: November 8 & 10
International taxation // Optimization review


Reading:
Notes hold up (updated 12/6)
BBC on holding up airline passengers

Slides: (T) Hold up // (R) Hold up (11/17 update)

Week 13: November 15 & 17 (No class Nov. 22 & 24)
Internalization // Incomplete contracts

Due end of class (November 17):
Problem set #5: Cancelled


Reading:
Motley Fool on Apple CapEx 
C&EN on IP in China

Slides: (T) Hold up 2  // (R)  Licensing

Week 14: November 29 & December 1
Incomplete contracts // Licensing


Reading:
Notes on licensing
Practice exam // Solution

Slides: (T) Licensing 2 // (R) Review (Solution)

Week 15: December 6 & 8
Licensing // Review

Problem set #5 (not graded) 


Tuesday December 13, 2016: Final Exam
14:30-16:20 @ Willard 073