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International Trade

Charles Van Marrewijk

Publication Date - 13 June 2017

ISBN: 9780198753759

520 pages
9.7 x 7.4 inches

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A two-tier approach to learning makes this the most flexible book available: core theory within chapters is complemented by technical notes at the end of relevant chapters, allowing students to take their learning further


A fully up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of International Trade, this book provides a solid foundation of international trade flows and theories, as well as the latest information on empirical developments and new theoretical insights. Fundamental changes in perspectives are covered, including the role of the firm in international trade flows and organization, in terms of heterogeneity, multinational activity, and global supply chain activities. The theory is illustrated throughout with empirical evidence and an abundance of relevant case studies.

The body of the text represents the first tier of analysis: it provides extensive written and graphical explanations of the structure of international trade. As a second tier of analysis, technical notes at the end of relevant chapters seek to support students who wish to take their learning further.

This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Center that features:

For students:
*Additional review questions
*Empirical questions based on data provided in Excel files
*Simulation questions allowing students to experiment with models

For lecturers:
*Model answers to questions
*Animated Powerpoint slides
*Further questions for use in seminars/ exams


  • The only book that offers students a two-tier approach, introducing the core theories while also providing technical notes at the end of relevant chapters to allow students to deepen their understanding
  • The only text to move away from the traditional, US-centric perspective to offer a more balanced overview of international trade
  • Extensively illustrated with over 240 graphs, charts, and tables to transform abstract theories into tangible examples

About the Author(s)

Charles Van Marrewijk is Professor of Economics and Head of Research, International Business School Suzhou, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China, and Professor of International Economics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Table of Contents

    Part I: Introduction
    1. The world economy
    2. Globalization
    3. The balance of payments
    Part II: Comparative advantage
    4. Technology: the classical approach
    5. Technology: the neoclassical approach
    6. Factor abundance and trade
    Part III: Competitive advantage
    7. Imperfect competition
    8. Intra-industry trade
    9. Investment and migration
    Part IV: Trade policy
    10. Trade organizations and policy
    11. Strategic trade policy
    12. Regional trade agreements
    Part V: International firms
    13. Heterogeneous firms
    14. Multinational firms
    15. Offshoring and supply chains
    Part VI: International interactions
    16. Geography and gravity
    17. Growth and competitiveness

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