International Economics (4th Edition)

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9780321415554: International Economics (4th Edition)

Gerber’s text offers a principles-level introduction to international economics that is accessible to a diverse group of readers. International Economics, Fourth Edition, uses a rich array of case studies to illuminate economic institutions and policies as well as recent developments in the global economy. The book’s flexible approach—with self-contained chapters and comprehensive coverage—allows instructors to adapt the book easily to a wide range of syllabi. Without relying on prerequisite knowledge of higher-level math, the text helps readers understand the issues and policies they see in the news.

 

INTRODUCTION AND INSTITUTIONS: The United States in a Global Economy; International Economic Institutions Since World War II. INTERNATIONAL TRADE: Comparative Advantage and the Gains from Trade; Comparative Advantage and Factor Endowments; Beyond Comparative Advantage; The Theory of Tariffs and Quotas; Commercial Policy; International Trade and Labor and Environmental Standards. INTERNATIONAL FINANCE:  Trade and the Balance of Payments; Exchange Rates and Exchange Rate Systems; An Introduction to Open Economy Macroeconomics; International Financial Crises. REGIONAL ISSUES IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: Economic Integration in North America; The European Union: Many Markets into One; Trade and Policy Reform in Latin America; Export-Oriented Growth in East Asia; China and India in the World Economy.

 

For all readers interested in international economics.

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James Gerber received his PhD in Economics from the University of California, Davis. He is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), a US Department of Education National Resource Center, at San Diego State University. He has been a visiting scholar and lecturer at several institutions, including the University of Calgary, the Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana, the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur in La Paz, Mexico, and the Center for US-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego. His current research examines economic development along the U.S.-Mexico border since 1950, while his most recent publication is the co-edited volume, Agricultural and Rural Connections in the Pacific, 1500-1900. He is the author of International Economics, now in its third edition, and numerous articles on North American integration. Dr. Gerber teaches several courses in the Latin American Studies program, including courses on research methodology, economic policy reform, economic integration, and introduction to Latin American Studies.

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