The International Trade and Commercial Policies field of study requires the completion of a minimum of three courses from the list below, in addition to E201.
Note: This field requires 4.5 credits, unless you pass the E210m Equivalency Exam, which waives the course, E210m, and enables you to complete the field with 4 credits. Also, if you pass the E201 Equivalency Exam, which waives the course, E201, you are still required to complete the field with 4.5 credits.
Special Note regarding the three Economics Fields of Study
• All three Economics Fields of Study (International Trade and Commercial Policies, International Monetary Theory and Policy, and Development Economics) have a select group of core required courses, which include E201, as well as a field specific core required course, and one elective course. Together, they constitute a minimum package of economics knowledge allowing Fletcher students to use economic tools to reason analytically in their chosen domain.
• If you pass the E201 Equivalency Exam, which waives the course, you are still obliged to complete the 4.5 credits required for all three Economics Fields of Study.
• In the case of the International Trade and Commercial Policies field, as well as Development Economics field, if you pass the E210m Equivalency Exam, which waives the course, E210m, you may complete either of these Fields of Study with 4 credits.
• Some students seek to offer both of their Fields of Study for their degree in Economics, which requires the following:
- Completion of the course, E213: Econometrics, and
- A minimum of seven Economic courses which are beyond E201.
Note: Since some of the core required courses are the same among the different Economics Fields of Study, students pursuing both their fields of study in Economics are required to take more elective courses in one or both of their selected Economic Fields of Study.
Please note the Equivalency Exams are administered, without exception, twice during the academic year. Refer to the 2012–2013 Academic Calendar to note the specific dates for the Equivalency Exams at: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/Academic/Academic-Calendar. More information about how to prepare for the Equivalency Exams is available at: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/Academic/Courses.
* This course is required for constitution of the field.
++ Any one of these courses may be used as the required course in the field.
+ Any one of these courses may be used as the second required course in the field.
[ ] Bracketed courses are those not offered 2012-2013.
Unless otherwise indicated, students need three course credits to complete a field of study. Modular courses count as one-half credit and if listed in a field, two must be taken to complete one course.
Professors with expertise in the field
Julie A. Schaffner
Joel P. Trachtman
Theorizing the Economics of E-Waste Trade: Issues, Analysis & Strategies (MALD 2010)
Inadequate Institutions and Inefficient Outcomes in Mexico's Sugar Industry (MALD 2010)
Prospect of Energy Link Between Central Asia and China: A Study on the Development of 'Energy Silk Route,' the Turkmenistan - China Pipeline (MALD 2009)
Distributional and Welfare Effects of Including Corn into NAFTA and the Social, Economic, Political and International Repercussions for Mexico (MALD 2008)