International Economics, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
James Gerber  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
7
Language
English
Total pages
512
Pub.-date
September 2017
ISBN13
9781292214160
ISBN
1292214163
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Description

For courses in international economics.

 

Introduces international economics through accessible writing and real-life applications

A principles-­level introduction that’s accessible to students of all majors, International Economics uses real-life applications to cover both the macro and micro components of international economics. The text illuminates economic institutions and policies, as well as recent developments in the global economy, without requiring the use of higher-­level math. In addition, the text has a flexible approach, which includes self-­contained chapters and comprehensive coverage, allowing instructors to adapt its concepts to a wide range of syllabi. The 7th Edition includes a number of enhancements, such as updated tables and graphs, new case studies, and revised discussion of relevant topics.

 

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Features

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

 

 

About the book

  • Case studies and other content—ranging from the role of economic institutions and analysis of international economic policies, to the recent history of the world economy—supplement economic theory with real-world applications.
  • Student learning outcomes are listed at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Both micro- and macroeconomic aspects of international economics are covered, striking a perfect balance between streamlining and in-depth coverage of topics.
  • Rich history and institutional detail illuminate the relationships between economic theory and policy, and economics and the other social sciences, helping students walk away from the course with an understanding of the entire spectrum of international economics.
  • Five chapters focused on geographic areas--North America (with emphasis on the United States), the European Union, Latin America, East Asia, and India and China--offer students the chance to broaden their understanding of world trends and to observe the intellectual power of economic theory in practice.
  • UPDATED! Tables and graphs have all been updated.
  • NEW! Case studies have been added on the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (Chapter 2), industrial policies targeting clean energy technology (Chapter 5), and the Worldwide Governance Indicators (Chapter 16).
  • UPDATED! Chapter-by-chapter updates include:
    • In Chapter 9, the discussion of the balance of payments has incorporated the accounting revisions of the IMF and the implementation of the revisions by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis. Chapter 9 also includes a new appendix on the terminology of numbers: billions, thousands of millions, milliards, and trillions.
    • In Chapter 12, the discussion of financial crises is presented in terms of vulnerabilities and triggers, following the terminology used by former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, among others.
    • In Chapter 16, the World Bank’s now-dated terminology and focus on the High Performance Asian Economies has been dropped in favor of a more empirically determined set of high-growth, export-oriented East Asian economies.
    • Chapter 17 now focuses exclusively on India and China.
    • In Chapters 4, 13, and 17, the discussion of trade and jobs is now more nuanced, and reflects the growing challenge to the consensus that trade is not the cause of manufacturing’s decline in high-income countries.

 

MyLabTM Economics not included. Students, if MyLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

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  • A powerful Gradebook, flexible and rich with information, provides student and class data on assignment performance and time on task. This helps instructors measure and document students' learning outcomes.
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    • A more pen-and-paper-friendly layout of exercises
    • The ability for instructors to choose whether to print the header; to include an honor statement; and to print with answers inline, after each question, or on a separate sheet

New to this Edition

About the book

  • Tables and graphs have all been updated.
  • Case studies have been added on the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (Chapter 2), industrial policies targeting clean energy technology (Chapter 5), and the Worldwide Governance Indicators (Chapter 16).
  • Chapter-by-chapter updates include:
    • In Chapter 9, the discussion of the balance of payments has incorporated the accounting revisions of the IMF and the implementation of the revisions by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis. Chapter 9 also includes a new appendix on the terminology of numbers: billions, thousands of millions, milliards, and trillions.
    • In Chapter 12, the discussion of financial crises is presented in terms of vulnerabilities and triggers, following the terminology used by former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, among others.
    • In Chapter 16, the World Bank’s now-dated terminology and focus on the High Performance Asian Economies has been dropped in favor of a more empirically determined set of high-growth, export-oriented East Asian economies.
    • Chapter 17 now focuses exclusively on India and China.
    • In Chapters 4, 13, and 17, the discussion of trade and jobs is now more nuanced, and reflects the growing challenge to the consensus that trade is not the cause of manufacturing’s decline in high-income countries.

  

MyLabTM Economics not included. Students, if MyLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

  • Math Review Exercises. MyLab Economics now offers a rich array of assignable exercises covering fundamental math concepts geared specifically to principles and intermediate economics students. Aimed at increasing student confidence and success, our new math skills review Chapter R is accessible from the assignment manager and contains over 150 graphing, algebra, and calculus exercises for homework, quiz, and test use. Offering economics students warm-up math assignments, math remediation, or math exercises as part of any content assignment has never been easier!
  • Animated Graphs in MyLab Economics accompany many of the key graphs and figures in the text, and have been updated with real-time data from FRED™ (Federal Reserve Economic Data)—a comprehensive, up-to-date data set maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Students can display a pop-up graph that shows new data plotted in the graph, to better understand how to work with data and understand how including new data affects graphs. More dynamic than graphs on a printed page, these animated ones help students understand shifts in curves, movements along curves, and changes in equilibrium values.
  • Learning Catalytics helps you generate class discussion, customize your lecture, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. As a student response tool, Learning Catalytics uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more interactive tasks and thinking.
    • Upload a full PowerPoint® deck for easy creation of slide questions.
    • Team names are no longer case sensitive.
  • HTML5 Player. In addition to matching the Flash player’s support of Accessibility requirements, the HTML5 player has a new “Show Work” feature to allow students to enter text either from a keyboard or stylus and to draw freehand on different backgrounds, such as a coordinate graph, with multiple fonts and colors. Students can also continue to upload images such as phone-photos of handwritten work. Printing enhancements include:
    • A more pen-and-paper-friendly layout of exercises
    • The ability for instructors to choose whether to print the header; to include an honor statement; and to print with answers inline, after each question, or on a separate sheet

Table of Contents

I. Introduction and Institutions

1. An Introduction to the World Economy

2. International Economic Institutions Since World War II

 

II. International Trade

3. Comparative Advantage and the Gains from Trade

4. Comparative Advantage and Factor Endowments

5. Beyond Comparative Advantage

6. The Theory of Tariffs and Quotas

7. Commercial Policy

8. International Trade and Labor and Environmental Standards

 

III. International Finance

9. Trade and the Balance of Payments

10. Exchange Rates and Exchange Rate Systems

11. An Introduction to Open Economy Macroeconomics

12. International Financial Crises

 

IV. Regional Issues in the Global Economy

13. The United States in the World Economy

14. The European Union: Many Markets into One

15. Trade and Policy Reform in Latin America

16. Export-Oriented Growth in East Asia

17. China and India in the World Economy