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ECON 320 – International Trade Theory

Latest Course Offering: Summer 2009, Term 5
Course Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 5:45 – 8:00p.
Location: Grand View University, Krumm Building, Room 6

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Instructional Resources

  1. Textbook: Global Business Today by Charles W. L. Hill, 6th Edition, McGraw-Hill, Irwin: 2009 ISBN: 978-0-07-338139-8
  2. Periodicals: The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Des Moines Register, New York Times
  3. Blogs: Greg Mankiw, Marginal Revolution, Free Exchange, Dani Rodrik’s Weblog, Growth Commission Blog
  4. Other readings will be distributed online and in-class.

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Reading List

05 May: Introduction to Globalization

Globalization

Hill – Chp. 1

Institutions in International Trade

Stiglitz, Joseph. Globalization and its Discontents – Chapter 1, The Promise of Global Institutions

07 May:

Political Economy and the Law

Hill – Chp. 2

Sen, Amartya, Development as Freedom – Chapter 2, The Ends and the Means of Development

Political philosophies: http://www.politicalcompass.org/

12 May:

Culture & Society

Hill – Chp. 3

Sen – Chapter 10, Culture and Human Rights

14 May:

Ethnics and Social Justice

Hill – Chp. 4

Sen – Chapter 3, Freedom and the Foundations of Justice

19 May: PHASE 1 DUE

International Trade Theory

Hill – Chp. 5

21 May:

Political Economy of Trade

Hill – Chp. 6

Stiglitz – Chapter 2, Broken Promises

26 May:

Foreign Direct Investment

Hill – Chp. 7

Regional Trade Agreements

Hill – Chp. 8

28 May: PHASE 2 DUE

Foreign Exchange

Hill – Chp. 9

02 Jun:  MIDTERM

04 Jun:

Monetary Systems

Hill – Chp. 10

09 Jun:   PHASE 3 DUE

Pricing Strategies

Hill – Chp. 15

11 Jun:   TBA

16 Jun:   PHASE 4 DUE

PRESENTATIONS

18 Jun:   PRESENTATIONS [CONT.]

25 Jun:  FINAL


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