Gerber’s text offers a principles-level introduction to international economics that is accessible to a diverse group of readers. International Economics, Fourth Edition, uses a rich array of case studies to illuminate economic institutions and policies as well as recent developments in the global economy. The book’s flexible approach—with self-contained chapters and comprehensive coverage—allows instructors to adapt the book easily to a wide range of syllabi. Without relying on prerequisite knowledge of higher-level math, the text helps readers understand the issues and policies they see in the news.
INTRODUCTION AND INSTITUTIONS: The United States in a Global Economy; International Economic Institutions Since World War II. INTERNATIONAL TRADE: Comparative Advantage and the Gains from Trade; Comparative Advantage and Factor Endowments; Beyond Comparative Advantage; The Theory of Tariffs and Quotas; Commercial Policy; International Trade and Labor and Environmental Standards. INTERNATIONAL FINANCE: Trade and the Balance of Payments; Exchange Rates and Exchange Rate Systems; An Introduction to Open Economy Macroeconomics; International Financial Crises.
REGIONAL ISSUES IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: Economic Integration in North America; The European Union: Many Markets into One; Trade and Policy Reform in Latin America; Export-Oriented Growth in East Asia; China and India in the World Economy.
For all readers interested in international economics.