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International Economics - Text Only

International Economics - Text Only - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0324055894

Cover of International Economics - Text Only 8TH 02 (ISBN 978-0324055894)
ISBN13: 978-0324055894
ISBN10: 0324055897
Edition: 8TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
Published: 2002
International: No

International Economics - Text Only - 8TH 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0324055894

Robert Carbaugh

ISBN13: 978-0324055894
ISBN10: 0324055897
Edition: 8TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
Published: 2002
International: No

The hallmark approach of this very successful market-leading text is its clear and concise treatment of international trade and finance theory illustrated with a wealth of the most up-to-date contemporary issues and cases that demonstrate the relevance of theory to real-world economic problems. Theoretical discussions are presented in both verbal and graphical terms, making the book highly accessible to students with little economics background. Its concise and flexible format make it an ideal fit for most one-term courses.

* NEW! The Latest Developments: Consistent with the text's reputation for delivering coverage of the most up-to-date issues in the constantly changing global economy, this edition has been updated to reflect key recent topics such as: Has Globalization Gone Too Far?--Ch. 1; Does the U.S. Benefit from the WTO?--Ch. 8; China and Permanent Normal Trade Relations--Ch. 8; Europe Can't Handle the Euro--Ch. 9; Can the U.S. Continue to Run Current Account Deficits Year After Year?--Ch. 11; Does Foreign Currency Hedging Pay Off?--Ch. 12; Stabilizing Exchange Rates: Currency Boards Versus Dollarization--Ch. 16.
* NEW! More Logical Flow: To facilitate the flow of the text, three theoretical sections have been moved to appendices: ''Offer Curves and the Equilibrium Terms of Trade'' is now an appendix to Chapter 3; ''Specific Factors: Trade and the Distribution of Income in the Short Run'' is now an appendix to Chapter 4; and ''The Asset Markets Approach to Exchange-Rate Determination'' is now an appendix to Chapter 13.
* Clarity of Presentation: A serious presentation of international economic theory is made accessible through an extremely clear writing style.
* Practical Focus: Theory is supported by integration of a wealth of real-world applications throughout, providing motivation and relevance for students by showing students how it is used in practice. Boxed features, Case Studies, and numerous examples throughout the textual material are used to provide this practical focus.
* Internet Applications:''Netlink'' end-of-chapter Internet features direct students to the very latest, real-world, up-to-the-minute information and data related to international economics. ''Netlink Exercises'' at the Carbaugh Website draw upon these in-text features, and have students apply the information they have found to answer pertinent and practical questions, allowing them to practice their economic analysis skills. Additionally, ''Virtual Scavenger Hunt'' activities found at the Carbaugh site engages and encourages students to search for international economic answers at various Internet sites.
* Flexible Organization: A concise format makes the text easy to cover in 1-semester or even 1-quarter, and allows the instructor flexibility to bring in additional readings/up-to-the-minute issues as s/he deems appropriate. Also offers flexibility in covering international trade topics or international finance topics in whichever order is preferred.
* Telecourse Applicable: This is the recommended text for the telecourse ''Inside the Global Economy'', provided by the Annenberg/CPB Project. A Case Study Reader/Review Guide for students as well as special information contained within the Faculty Manual are available to tie the telecourse and text together.

Author Bio

Carbaugh, Robert : Central Washington University

Known for his excellence in teaching, Robert J. Carbaugh is Professor of Economics at Central Washington University. He has been lauded with top teaching awards that include the 1984 Excellence in Teaching award at University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; and the Distinguished Professor of the University award at Central Washington University in 1993. In 1996, Professor Carbaugh was named the Scholar of the year by the Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society at Central Washington University. With a Ph.D. in economics from Colorado State University, Professor Carbaugh specializes in economic theory, industrial organization, and international trade and finance. For over 25 years, Professor Carbaugh has taught these subjects, as well as managerial economics, money and banking, and both introductory and intermediate levels of microeconomics and macroeconomics. His cogent and lively teaching style makes his courses highly popular at Central Washington University. Professor Carbaugh has served as an editorial consultant for many publishing companies, including McGraw Hill, Inc.; John Wiley, Inc.; Addison-Wesley, Inc.; Random House, Inc.; Prentice-Hall, Inc.; Wadsworth Publishers; W.W. Norton and Co.; and Harper and Row Publishers. He has also authored and co-authored numerous articles for prestigious publications such as International Review of Economics and Business, World Competition: Law and Economics Review, The International Trade Journal, The Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs, and The Journal of Asian Economics. He has presented papers at professional meetings, including the Midwest Economics Association and the Western Economics Association. Professor Carbaugh is also well known for his distinguished textbooks, International Economics (South-Western College Publishing), now in its 8th edition, and Contemporary Economics, 1st edition.

Table of Contents

1. The International Economy.

2. Foundations of Modern Trade Theory.
3. International Equilibrium.
4. Trade Model Extensions and Applications.
5. Tariffs.
6. Nontariff Trade Barriers.
7. Trade Regulations and Industrial Policies.
8. Trade Policies for the Developing Nations.
9. Regional Trade Arrangements.
10. International Factor Movements and Multinational Enterprises.

11. The Balance of Payments.
12. Foreign Exchange.
13. Exchange-Rate Determination.
14. Balance-of-Payments Adjustments under Fixed Exchange Rates.
15. Exchange-Rate Adjustments and the Balance of Payments.
16. Exchange-Rate Systems.
17. Macroeconomic Policy in an Open Economy.
18. International Banking: Reserves, Debts, and Risk.

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