ECN3860, INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

Dr. ALI R. MOSHTAGH

2371 COLEMAN HALL

(217) 581 - 2916

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

amoshtagh@eiu.edu

OFFICE HOURS: 11:00 - 11:50 a.m. M W F and 8:30 - 9:20 a.m. T R

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Principles of foreign trade and finance; balance of payments; tariffs; quotas and commercial policies of major countries.

COURSE OUTLINE:

A. INTRODUCTION

B. INTERNATIONAL MACROECONOMICS

C. INTERNATIONAL MONETARY REGIMES

D. INTERNATIONAL TRADE MODELS

E. TRADE, DISTRIBUTION OF INCOME, AND WELFARE

F. ALTERNATIVE TRADE THEORIES

G. TRADE, ECONOMIC GROWTH, AND FACTOR MOBILITY

H. COMMERCIAL POLICIES

I. ARGUMENTS FOR TRADE RESTRICTION

J. TRADE LIBERALIZATION

TEXTBOOK:

Mordechai E. Kreinin, INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS, A Policy Approach, Pearson Learning Solutions, Boston, MA, 2010

YOU MUST BRING YOUR BOOKS TO CLASS. PLEASE!

GRADE POLICY:

Your grades will be based on the accumulated total of your scores on the following:

2 EXAMs @ 100 Points Each, 200 Points

Exam One: Tue., October 7, 2014
Exam Two: Tue., November 18, 2014

Assignments ( In-Class Only ): 20 Points

FINAL EXAM: 100 Points

Thursday, December 11, 2014

TOTAL 320 Points

NOTE 1:

No exam grades will be eliminated. No exams will be made up unless arrangements have been made PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED EXAM DATE. Messages left on my voice mail will not be considered as proper arrangements.

NOTE 2:

Academic integrity - Students are expected to maintain principles of academic integrity and conduct as defined in EIU's Code of Conduct (http://www.eiu.edu/judicial/studentconductcode.hph). Violations will be reported to the Office of Student Standards.

NOTE 3:

Students with disabilities - If you are a student with a documented disability in need of accommodations to fully participate in this class, please contact the Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS). All accommodations must be approved through OSDS. Please stop by Ninth Street Hall, Room 2006, or call 217-581-6583.

NOTE 4:

The Student Success Center - Students who are having difficulty achieving their academic goals are encouraged to contact the Student Success Center (http;//www.eiu.edu/~success) for assistance with time management, test taking, note taking, avoiding procrastination, setting goals, and other skills to support academic achievement. The Student Success Center provides individualized consultations. To make an appointment, call 217-581-6696, or go to 9th Street Hall, Room 1302.

NOTE 5:

"Each faculty member has the authority to establish the conditions for student cell phone use in his/her classroom. These conditions are at the discretion of the faculty member, but will provide that a university-initiated campus security text message can be received and disseminated to those in the classroom in a timly manner." Eastern position on cell phones in classrooms.

My position on cell phones: there is absolutely NO TEXTING allowed in class, you may NOT hold your cell phones in your hands in class, and you may NOT use your cell phones as calculators during exams.

SPECIAL DATES IN THE FALL TERM 2014 CALENDAR

Classes Begin: August 25, 2014

Labor Day Observance-No Classes: September 1

Last Day to Drop a Course With No Grade: September 8

W for Course Withdrawal Beings: September 9

Mid Term: October 15

Fall Break: October 17

Last Day to Withdraw from a Course or University with W: November 7

Thanksgiving Break: November 24 - 28

Last Class Day: December 12

Final Examinations: December 15 - 19

Deadline to Return Books/TRS/No Fine 3 p.m.: December 19

Commencement: December 20