ECON 271

International Economics

The objective of this course is to explore the many ways that countries interact and explores some of today┬┐s most pressing international economic policy issues, such as the return to protectionism, currency manipulation, and trade deficits. In particular, the course explores the question of whether countries should be more open or less open to trade, the impact of protectionist policies on producers and consumers, understanding the foreign exchange market and how foreign exchange rates are determined, and the interconnection between trade and capital flows.

Prerequisites: ECON 101