Renowned researchers Paul Krugman and Maurice Obstfeld set the standard for international economics courses with the text that remains the market leader in the U.S. and around the world. International Economics: Theory and Policy is a proven approach in which each half of the book leads with an intuitive introduction to theory and follows with self-contained chapters to cover key policy applications. The Eighth Edition integrates the latest research, data, and policy in hot topics such as outsourcing, economic geography, trade and environment, financial derivatives, the sub prime crisis, and China’s exchange rate policies.
Introduction. International Trade Theory: World Trade: An Overview; Labor Productivity and Comparative Advantage: The Ricardian Model; Resources, Comparative Advantage, and Income Distribution; The Standard Trade Model; Economies of Scale, Imperfect Competition, and International Trade; International Factor Movements. International Trade Policy: The Instruments of Trade Policy; The Political Economy of Trade Policy; Trade Policy in Developing Countries; Controversies in Trade Policy. Exchange Rates and Open-Economy Macroeconomics: National Income Accounting and the Balance of Payments; Exchange Rates and the Foreign Exchange Market: An Asset Approach; Money, Interest Rates, and Exchange Rates; Price Levels and the Exchange Rate in the Long Run; Output and the Exchange Rate in the Short Run; Fixed Exchange Rates and Foreign Exchange Intervention. International Macroeconomic Policy: The International Monetary System, 1870–1973; Macroeconomic Policy and Coordination Under Floating Exchange Rates; Optimum Currency Areas and the European Experience; The Global Capital Market: Performance and Policy Problems; Developing Countries: Growth, Crisis, and Reform. Mathematical Postscripts.
For all readers interested in international trade and finance.
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Nobel Prize–winning economist Paul R. Krugman is a professor of economics and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and is a regular op-ed columnist for the New York Times. He received his BA from Yale University and his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After working on the White House Council of Economic Advisors from 1982–1983, Krugman earned the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal for his work on the “new trade theory” in 1991. In addition to Princeton, Krugman has taught at Yale, MIT, and Stanford. His Nobel Prize, awarded in 2008, recognizes his work in international trade patterns and economic geography.
Maurice Obstfeld is a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also the director of CIDER, the Center for International and Development Economics Research. He is on the advisory board of the Journal of Monetary Economics and the editorial boards of International Economic Review and Review of International Economics. He received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania; his MA from King’s College at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK; and his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition to his current position at UC Berkeley, Obstfeld has taught at Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University.
“Krugman and Obstfeld are, individually, at the very top of the fields of international trade and finance. I’ve used their textbook for years, and I welcome the new material that they include in this latest revision.”
—Alan Deardorff, University of Michigan
“Krugman and Obstfeld present material in a clear and intuitive manner, leaving aside as much of the technical detail as possible. Students find the graphical analysis to be extremely helpful in understanding the material.”
—Robert G. Murphy, Boston College
“This is the leading undergraduate textbook in international economics. It offers a comprehensive and understandable exposition of the major topics in international economics by
two of the top scholars in the field.”
—Gerald Willmann, University of Kiel
“Krugman and Obstfeld is the leading textbook in the field because it approaches all aspects of international economics by utilizing both analytical and quantitative methods.”
—Iordanis Petsas, University of Scranton
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