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5th Edition

Applied International Economics

ISBN 9781138388451
Published May 27, 2020 by Routledge
560 Pages 129 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Applied International Economics, 5th edition, offers a modern and accessible treatment of international economics, shifting the emphasis from pure theory to the application of theory by using the standard tools of economic analysis. This new and streamlined edition makes the real-world application of international economics even more clear than previous editions, and focuses on the basics that students will need in order to analyze information on the world economy throughout their future careers. The new edition has been refocused, revised, and thoroughly updated. Key features include:

  • Expanded coverage of China’s role in the world economy.
  • New material on how changes in trade flows can be decomposed into the extensive and intensive margins of trade.
  • New material on the use of Section 301 of U.S. trade law and the U.S.–China trade dispute.
  • Updated coverage of Brexit.
  • A new focus on the sole use of the Mundell-Fleming model to analyze balance of payments issues.
  • Improved linkages between the concepts of purchasing power parity and the real exchange rate.

Written in a thorough and engaging style, the book covers topics at a level appropriate for students specializing in business or international relations, as well as economics students. Along with a wealth of case studies and real-life examples, the book offers extensive pedagogical tools that include a companion website, end-of-chapter summaries, and explanations of key concepts and terms. For instructors, PowerPoint presentations and an extensive test bank are available.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: An overview of the world economy  2. Why countries trade  3. Comparative advantage and the production possibilities frontier  4. Factor endowments and the commodity composition of trade  5. Intra-industry trade  6. The firm in the world economy  7. International factor movements  8. Tariffs  9. Nontariff distortions to trade  10. International trade policy  11. Regional economic arrangements  12. International trade and economic growth  13. National income accounting and the balance of payments  14. Exchange rates and their determination: A basic model  15. Money, interest rates, and the exchange rate  16. Open economy macroeconomics  17. Macroeconomic policy and floating exchange rates  18. Fixed exchange rates and currency unions  19. International monetary arrangements  20. Capital flows and the developing countries

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W. Charles Sawyer is the Hal Wright Professor of Latin American Economics at Texas Christian University, U.S.A.

Richard L. Sprinkle is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at El Paso, U.S.A.