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Provides a detailed text on International Economics covering recent developments and the global electronic media. DLC: International economic relations.
Peter H. Lindert is Professor of Economics and Director, Agricultural History Center, University of California, Davis.
Table of Contents
1. International Economics is Different
Part I. The Theory of International Trade: Demand and Supply
2. The Basic Theory of International Trade
3. Why Everybody Trades: Comparative Advantage and Factor Proportions
4. Who Gains and Who Loses From Trade?
5. Growth and Trade
6. Alternative Theories of Trade
Part II. Trade Policy
7. The Basic Analysis of a Tariff
8. Non-Tariff Barriers to Imports
9. Arguments For and Against Protection
10. Pushing Exports
11. Trade Blocs and Trade Blocks
12. Trade and the Environment
13. Trade Policies for Developing and Transition Countries
14. The Political Economy of Trade and Agriculture
Part III. Understanding Foreign Exchange
15. Payments Among Nations
16. The Foreign Exchange Market
17. Forward Exchange
18. What Determines Exchange Rates in the Long Run?
19. What Determines Exchange Rates in the Short Run?
20. Government Policies Toward the Foreign Exchange Market
Part IV. Macro Policies for Open Economics
21. How Does the Open Macroeconomy Work?
22. Internal and External Balance With Fixed Exchange Rates
23. Floating Exchange Rates and Internal Balance
24. National and Global Choices: Floating Rates and the Alternatives
Part V. Factor Movements
25. The International Movement of Labor
26. International Lending and Financial Crises
27. Direct Foreign Investment and the Multinationals
Appendix A. Where the International Numbers Are
Appendix B. Deriving Production Possibilities Curves
Appendix C. Offer Curve
Appendix D. The Nationally Optimal Tariff
Appendix E. The Monopoly Effect of a Quota
Appendix F. Many Parities At Once
Appendix G. Devaluation and the Current Account Balance