Su2011Chaudhuri300_B1

Su2011Chaudhuri300_B1 - Rutgers University (Summer I, May...

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Rutgers University (Summer I, May 31 – July 8, 2011) Department of Economics International Economics (01:220:300:B1) – Lower Level Elective Course Lectures : MTuWTh 12:30pm - 2:25pm, CA-A2, CAC Instructor: Dr. Basanta Chaudhuri E-mail: chaudhur@econ.rutgers.edu Office: New Jersey Hall (NJH-425) Tel: 732-932-7363 (Econ Dept Office) Office Hours : Tu/W 4:30 - 5:30pm IMPORTANT: Read this syllabus very carefully. You are responsible for all information and materials in it. Information on the Web: The Department of Economics maintains a comprehensive web site at http://economics.rutgers.edu . This should be your first stop for virtually all of your economics inquiries. On the web site you will find information about the major, job opportunities, career choices, the faculty, library resources, and internet resources. My web page is http://econweb.rutgers.edu/chaudhur . SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT : Final exams in the summer sessions are scheduled on the last day of lecture ( Thursday, July 7) . So if you cannot be in class at that time my advice would be to drop this course. I cannot make alternative arrangements and there is nobody available to proctor your exam at another time. Course Description This course will introduce both the micro-economic and macro-economic issues relevant to the economic relations among countries via international trade. The first half of the course deals with the microeconomic issues of international trade, and covers such issues as (i) why do countries trade?, (ii) what do they trade?, (iii) how are the gains from trade distributed?, and (iv) protectionism vs. free trade and regional economic integration. The second half of the course deals with issues in international finance and macroeconomics, and covers such issues as (i) the markets for currencies and exchange rates (fixed vs. flexible), (ii) balance of payments, (iii) adjustment processes, and iv) open economy macroeconomics (role of monetary and fiscal policies) in a general equilibrium framework. ( Note
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course ECONOMICS 300 taught by Professor Sani during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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