ECN 3891, INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS - HONORS

Dr. ALI R. MOSHTAGH

amoshtagh@eiu.edu

2605 COLEMAN HALL

(217) 581 - 2719

OFFICE HOURS:

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 SYSTEMS

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

METHODS OF EVALUATION:

2Examinations @ 100 points each: 200 points

Exam One,

Exam Two,

In-class Assignments: 20 points

Country Report: 50 points

Final Exam: 100 points



Total 370 points

TEXTBOOK:

Beth V. Yarbrough and Robert M. Yarbrough, The World Economy: Trade and Finance, Seventh Edition, Thompson/South-Western, 2006.

YOU MUST BRING YOUR BOOKS TO CLASS. PLEASE!

NOTE 1: No exam grade will be eliminated. No exam 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. Missed assignments will NOT be made up.

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.

COUNTRY REPORT

Each student is to select a country ( from Latin America, Asia, or Africa ) for independent study throughout the term. You will be required to submit a report dealing with the following topics:

The report should be limited to 20 pages. DUE DATE:

SOURCES: Encyclopedia, various publications of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) such as International Financial Statistics, and Balance of Payments Yearbook, etc. the Internet and personal initiatives.