UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOOEconomics 231 Section 001 Fall 2010Introduction to International EconomicsCourse Outline Instructor: Fiona T. Rahman PAS1049, Ext. 37073 E-mail: [email protected](I do not respond to UW-ACE emails) Lecture hours:Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:30 am – 11:20 am in MC1085 Office Hours:Friday , 12:00 – 1:30 pm (Other times by appointment only) Communication with students: Important announcements related to this course will be posted on UW-ACE throughout the term. Objectives: The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the principles and applications of international economics, which will prepare them to face the challenges of the world economy. Economic models will be used to understand the gains from trade, patterns of trade, instruments of trade policy, the effects of trade policy interventions and exchange rate determination. Some discussion on trade policy in developing countries and controversies in trade policies will take place during the later part of the course. Prerequisites: Econ 101, 102. Text: International Economics: Theory and Policy(Eighth Edition)by Paul Krugman and Maurice Obstfeld, Pearson Addison Wesley. Supplements (MyEconLab and study guide) to this text are optional. TEXTBOOK WEBSITE http://www.aw-bc.com/krugman/
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