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231outline-fall2010 - UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO Economics 231...

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UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO Economics 231 Section 001 Fall 2010 Introduction to International Economics Course Outline Instructor: Fiona T. Rahman PAS1049, Ext. 37073 E-mail : ftrahman@artsmail.uwaterloo.ca (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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Lecture Notes: The lecture slides will be posted on UW-ACE at: 1109 ECON231 International Economics (Section 001) .**Lecture slides will be brief and incomplete. Hence it is highly recommended that the students attend the lecture classes and read the text according to the topics outlined.** Evaluation: The course grade will be determined by the following rule: Course Grade = maximum {(20% In-class Quizzes + 25% Midterm + 55% Final), (100% of Final)} Quizzes(20%): Quiz 1 (10%): Date: October 4, Monday; Time: (During Lecture Hours) Quiz 2 (10%): Date: November 24, Wednesday; Time: (During Lecture Hours) Midterm Test(25%): Date: November 5, 2010 (Friday), Time: 10:30 am
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