ECON 340 - International Economics
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
ECON 101 and 102.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The course provides a general overview of international economics.

Topics covered include: the reasons for and the effects of international trade; trade policies such as tariffs, quotas, and voluntary export restraints; trade arrangements and institutions such as the NAFTA and WTO; determination of exchange rates; the role of the international economy in influencing national income, unemployment, and inflation; and international constraints on macroeconomic policy. Emphasis is on concepts, ideas and institutions, rather than on rigorous analysis.

Course grade is based on two midterm exams and a final exam only. Students also are expected to stay abreast of international economic news by reading the Wall Street Journal or other news source, and the course includes weekly class discussions of the current international economic news.

Although this is a large course (up to 380 students), in the past it has often filled up and many students (as many as 70) have been on the waitlist. Each time, enough students have later dropped that I have been able to add everyone from the waitlist after the course began. So don't be discouraged by a long waitlist.

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ECON 340 - International Economics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
171Fr or So or Jr
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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Coursepack Location:
OK to use 3rd edition instead.
ISBN: 0321415558
International economics, Author: James Gerber., Publisher: Pearson Addison Wesley 4th ed. 2008
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