During the semester students were required to do the following:
Four problem sets (not available to OCW users.) These are designed to build a mixture of theoretical and empirical skills.
One referee report on either:
Faber, Benjamin. "Trade Integration, Market Size, and Industrialization: Evidence from China's National Trunk Highway System." July 17, 2013.
Allen, Treb. "Information Frictions in Trade." October 25, 2011.
These are two recent and successful job market papers on topics in international trade. Your report should be 5+ pages long and include:
The proposal should be 15-20 pages long (double-spaced) and describe:
Your grade will reflect both the precision with which you answer these questions (in particular, the concreteness of your proposed improvement, ie how far you have thought it through and progressed to date) and the quality of the proposed improvement (ie how good an idea for a paper it seems).