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EC203 International Economics

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EC203 International Economics

Prerequisite: EC 101

This course presents the theoretical foundations of international trade and economics, links concepts of economic development to "real world" economic situations, and examines international finance topics such as the balance of payments and the foreign exchange market. The course examines what nations trade, why they trade, and what advantages they seek to accrue. It explores important historical episodes in international economics, different national strategies for economic development, and international trade agreements. It also presents an introduction to the problems faced by transition economies and the economies of developing nations, as well as the challenges confronting transnational enterprises. Economic variables discussed include financial and currency issues in emerging markets, GNP,inflation, interest rates, income distribution, protectionism, immigration, foreign investment, and the economics of exchange rates. A library component is included.

3 Credit Hours

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