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: Wed., 16 February, 2011
Exam Two: Wed., 30 March, 2011

Assignments ( In-Class Only ): 20 Points

FINAL EXAM: 100 Points

Monday, May 2, 2011, 2:45 - 4:45 pm

TOTAL 320 Points

NOTE 1:

No EXAM grades will be eliminated. No EXAMs will be made up unless proper arrangements have been made prior to the scheduled EXAM date.

NOTE 2:

If you have a documented disability and wish to receive academic accommodations, please contact the Coordinator of the Office of Disability Services (581-6583) as soon as possible.

NOTE 3:

"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.

SPECIAL DATES IN THE SPRING TERM 2011 CALENDAR

Classes Begin: January 10, 2011

M.L. King's Brithday Observance-No Classes: January 17

Last Day to Drop a Course With No Grade: January 24

W for Course Withdrawal Beings: January 25

Lincoln's Birthday Observance-No Classes: February 11

Mid Term: March 3

Spring Recess: March 14 - 18

Last Day to Withdraw from a Course or University: April 1

Final Examinations: May 2 - 6

Deadline to Return Books/TRS/No Fine 3 p.m. May