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An Introduction to International Economics
New Perspectives on the World Economy

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  • Date Published: December 2011
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521177108

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  • This book is designed for a one-semester or two-semester course in international economics, primarily targeting non-economics majors and programs in business, international relations, public policy, and development studies. It has been written to make international economics accessible to wide student and professional audiences. The book assumes a minimal background in microeconomics and mathematics and goes beyond the usual trade-finance dichotomy to give equal treatment to four “windows” on the world economy: international trade, international production, international finance, and international development. It takes a practitioner point of view rather than a standard academic view, introducing the student to the material they need to become effective analysts in international economic policy. The Web site for the text may be found at

    • Most accessible introduction to international economics on the market
    • Practitioner-oriented, aims to have readers understand subject entirely, not just economic models
    • Covers international production and migration, not just trade and finance
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    'An Introduction to International Economics is one of the rare economics textbooks that students actually enjoy reading. Kenneth Reinert covers an enormous range of material on international economics succinctly and in a language that students can understand. It is the perfect book for a one-semester course on international trade and finance, which also offers chapters on multinational enterprises and economic development for professors who wish to emphasize those topics.' Robert A. Blecker, American University, Washington DC

    'This is a lively book, written with great clarity. It does not overwhelm the students and yet manages to teach them the basic theory, and its application to policy problems, with great effectiveness.' Arvind Panagariya, Columbia University

    'Students loved this text because of its breadth of content, depth of analysis, and overall accessibility. I would not hesitate to use this book again, particularly in an interdisciplinary environment.' Jonathan B. Wight, University of Richmond

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521177108
    • length: 502 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 178 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • contains: 117 b/w illus. 51 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Windows on the world economy
    Part I. International Trade:
    2. Absolute advantage
    3. Comparative advantage
    4. Intra-industry trade
    5. The political economy of trade
    6. Trade policy analysis
    7. The World Trade Organization
    8. Preferential trade agreements
    Part II. International Production:
    9. Foreign market entry and international production
    10. Foreign direct investment and intra-firm trade
    11. Managing international production
    12. Migration and international production
    Part III. International Finance:
    13. Accounting frameworks
    14. Exchange rates and purchasing power parity
    15. Flexible exchange rates
    16. Fixed exchange rates
    17. The international monetary fund
    18. Crises and responses
    19. Monetary unions
    Part IV. International Economic Development:
    20. Development concepts
    21. Growth and development
    22. International production and development
    23. The World Bank
    24. Structural change and adjustment.

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    • Business in the Global Economy
    • Comparative Economic Systems
    • Competing in the Global Economy
    • Economics of International Business
    • Economics of International Trade
    • Financial Aspects of Int'l Relations
    • Global Business
    • Global Economic Analysis
    • Global Economics
    • Global Economics and Enterprise
    • Global Economy
    • Global Economy & Sustainable Development
    • Global economy - Macro
    • Globalisation: Trends and Opportunities
    • Globalization and The New Economy
    • Internal economics
    • International Business and Sustainability
    • International Econ
    • International Economic Institutions and Policy
    • International Economic Issues
    • International Economic:Trade Theory
    • International Economics
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    • International Integration of Latin American Economies
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    • International Trade and Finance
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    • Introduction to Economic Development
    • Introduction to Global Studies
    • Introduction to the Economics of Globalization
    • Managing the firm in the global economy
    • Survey of International Economics
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    • The Global Context
    • Topics in International Economics
    • Understanding the Global Economy
    • World Economic History of Europe
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  • Author

    Kenneth A. Reinert, George Mason University, Virginia
    Kenneth A. Reinert is Professor of Public Policy in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University, where he has won a Distinguished Teaching Award. He held past positions at Kalamazoo College, Wellesley College and the US International Trade Commission. He has published more than 60 articles and book chapters in the areas of trade, development and environmental policy. In addition to the first edition of Windows on the World Economy: An Introduction to International Economics (2005), his books include The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy (co-edited with Ramkishen Rajan, 2009), Globalization for Development (co-authored with Ian Goldin, 2006; revised edition, 2007) and Applied Methods for Trade Policy Analysis (co-edited with Joseph Francois, Cambridge, 1998).

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