Recent announcements (all announcements)  

 

TA: Nikita Lipskiy (nxl48@psu.edu)
Office hrs: F 1200-1300 @ Kern  (map)  

Professor Kim Joseph Ruhl (kjr42@psu.edu)
Office hrs: T 1600-1700 & W 1100-1200 @ Kern 615 (map)


Schedule


Week 1: August 22 & 24
Introduction // Multinational Data


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

Slides: (T) N/A // (R) HFDI Prelims [markup]

Week 2: August 29 & 31
Multinational Data // Horizontal FDI


Reading:
Problem set guidelines

Notes on horizontal FDI

Slides: (T) HFDI I [markup] // (R)  N/A

Week 3: September 5 & 7
Horizontal FDI  

Due end of class (September 7):
Problem set #1  [PS1_Data.xlsx
PS #1 Solutions [workbook]


Reading:
Notes on horizontal FDI

Slides: (T) HFDI II  [markup] // (R) N/A

Week 4: September 12 & 14
Horizontal FDI // Proximity-Concentration

 


Week 5: September 19 & 21
Export platforms

 


Reading: Case study background
Walmart's history

Unit counts: 2017 // 1996
Annual reports: 2017 // 1998
NYT on Walmart in Germany

Slides: (T) [markup]   // (R) Export platforms practice

Week 6: September 26 & 28
Case study I // Export platforms

Bring to class (September 26):
Case study background questions

In class discussion questions

Due end of class (September 28):
Problem set #2 [PS2_Data.xlsx
PS #2 Solutions [workbook]


Practice Exam I // Solution [solution updated 10/2]

Slides: (T) Review [markup]

Week 7: October 3 & 5
Review // Exam I
Solutions // Regrade form


Week 8: October 10 & 12
Two-stage production // Vertical FDI

 


Reading:
Notes on vertical FDI
Vox on Tohoku earthquake

WSJ on Japanese earthquake & Toyota

Slides: (T) VFDI II [markup// (R) N/A  

Week 9: October 17 & 19
Vertical FDI

Due end of class (October 19): 
Problem set #3 [PS3_Data.xlsx
PS #3 Solutions [workbook]


Reading:
Walmart in Mexico (Section 2 only)
Slides: (T) Host I [markup// (R) Host II [markup]

Week 10: October 24 & 26
Host country effects of FDI

 


Reading:
Notes on FDI competition


Section II in Hanson (2001) 
BBC on Nissan in Sunderland (Brexit)


Case study reading:
WSJ on Blue Macaw
GM discussion in Hanson (2001, pg. 19-20 only)
GM 2016 10-K  


Slides: (T) Competition [markup// (R) [markup]

Week 11: October 31 & November 2
Competing for FDI

Bring to class (November 2):
Case study questions

Due end of class (November 2):
Problem set #4 
Problem set #4 solutions


Week 12: November 7 & 9
Review // Exam II
Solutions // Regrade form


Week 13: November 14 & 16
Taxes // Optimization review


Reading:
Notes on hold up
BBC on holding up airline passengers

Slides: (T) // (R)

Week 14: November 28 & 30 (No class Nov. 21 & 23)
Internalization // Incomplete contracts

 


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


Practice exam // Solution

Slides: (T)  // (R) 

Week 15: December 5 & 7
Licensing // Review

Due end of class (December 7)
Problem Set #5