International Trade Theory and Policy

  • Giancarlo Gandolfo

Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Foundations of Trade Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Giancarlo Gandolfo
      Pages 33-62
    3. Giancarlo Gandolfo
      Pages 63-101
    4. Giancarlo Gandolfo
      Pages 103-108
    5. Giancarlo Gandolfo
      Pages 109-156
  4. New Explanations for International Trade

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Giancarlo Gandolfo
      Pages 159-164
    3. Giancarlo Gandolfo
      Pages 165-176
    4. Giancarlo Gandolfo
      Pages 177-212
  5. Trade Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Giancarlo Gandolfo
      Pages 215-251
    3. Giancarlo Gandolfo
      Pages 277-295
  6. Growth and Trade

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Giancarlo Gandolfo
      Pages 299-320
    3. Giancarlo Gandolfo
      Pages 321-327

About this book


With contributions by Federico Trionfetti

In the present text the author deals with both conventional and new approaches to trade theory and policy, treating all important research topics in international economics and clarifying their mathematical intricacies. The textbook is intended for undergraduates, graduates and researchers alike. It addresses undergraduate students with extremely clear language and illustrations, making even the most complex trade models accessible. In the appendices, graduate students and researchers will find self-contained treatments in mathematical terms. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest research on international trade.

International Trade Theory and Policy is a masterful exposition of the core ideas of international trade. The book updates the classic monograph of Professor Gandolfo and is now the single most comprehensive and up-to-date book in the field. I highly recommend it for advanced undergraduates, PhD students, and professional economists. Even specialists in international trade will find new insights.

Professor Donald R. Davis, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Columbia University

This new edition of International Trade Theory and Policy continues the fine tradition set by Giancarlo Gandolfo with his first edition. This is a comprehensive and up to date textbook ideal for both undergraduate and graduate trade courses. This new edition includes the latest on globalization,  economic geography as well as a  trade integration and wage inequality. It is an essential addition to any academics bookshelf and an important reference in any quality international trade course.

Professor Pasquale M. Sgro, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University and Editor, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development


Comparative Advantage Economic Geography Globalization Heterogenous Firms Imperfect Competition International Trade

Authors and affiliations

  • Giancarlo Gandolfo
    • 1
  1. 1.Classe di Scienze MoraliAccademia Nazionale dei LinceiRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-37313-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-37314-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4333
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4341
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