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ASSIGNMENTS: Fall Term 2018

September 25/27

Review/Introduction of Microeconomic Principles: Supply and Demand

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Overview of the economic problem

Markets -- Demand and Supply

Applications, and Current Events for Discussion

Optional -- Alternative explanations/illustrations of basic concepts

Other Readings

October 2

Microeconomic Principles: Demand, Competition and Monopoly

MOST IMPORTANT READINGS

Applications, and Current Events for Discussion

Optional -- Alternative explanations/illustrations of basic concepts

October 4

Market Failures/Microeconomic Applications

MOST IMPORTANT READINGS

Current Events for Class Discussion

Papers for Class Discussion

Optional -- Alternative explanations/illustrations of basic concepts

October 9

Trade Theories

Most Important Readings

Other Readings

For the Midterm

October 11

Modern Theories of Trade

Class Discussion

Most Important Readings

October 16

Protectionism -- Tariffs/Non-Tariff Barriers

Class Discussion

Most Important Readings

Other Readings

Current events for class discussion

Other Readings

Political Economy of Protectionism/Subsidies

October 18

Trade Agreements--GATT/WTO

Current Events for Class Discussion

Most Important Readings

Other Readings

October 23

Security, Global Competition and United States Policy

For Class Discussion

Most Important Readings

Other Readings

October 25

Economic Integration -- United States/NAFTA

Most Important Readings

October 30

Current Events for Discussion

Most Important -- Sanctions

Other Sanctions

November 1

MIDTERM EXAMINATION

November 6

Balance of Payments

Current Events for Class Discussion

Most Important Readings

Other Balance of Payments

November 8

Determinants of Exchange Rates

Current Events for Discussion

Most Important Readings

November 13/15

Macroeconomics/Payments Adjustment

  • Chapter 9 in Wheelan provides a good introduction to GDP and some of the issues that come up in macroeconomics -- final exam question

  • Chapter 10 in Wheelan -- good overview of the U.S. Federal Reserve and contemporary monetary issues -- final exam question

    If you haven't had economics before, the chapters in Eggert bring you up-to-speed.

    GDP, National Accounts

    Macroeconomic Theory -- Most Important

    Current Events for Discussion

    November 27/29

    Intrernational Monetary System/Global Financial Institutions

    Most Important Readings

    December 6/11

    Intrernational Monetary System/Global Financial Institutions

    Future of the International System

    December 11

    FINAL EXAMINATION Gl - 130/130, 1-3

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