Course Outline:
I. International Trade
a. Classical Trade Theory
b. Current Issues in Trade Policy
II. International Finance
a. Overview of the global Imbalances
b. Exchange Rates & Financial Crises
c. Exchange rates & Output
d. Current Policy Issues
Course Calendar & Readings From Text

Module 
Readings 
Problem Sets 
Readings 
Economic Briefs 
Quiz/Test/Exam 
Notes 
Week One 8/20 
Ia 
The Choice 

    
    

Week Two 8/27 
Ia 

    
    


Week Three 9/3 
Ia 
PS#4 (Chapter 2 in class) 




Week Four 9/10 
Ia 
Chapters 34  PS#5 (Chapter 3 due Friday)  Slowing Trade  Brief #1 Due Friday  
Week Five 9/17 
Ia 
Chapter 4  PS#6 (Chapter 4,Due Friday)  
Week Six 9/24 
Ia 
Chapter 5  PS#7 (Chapter 5)  Test Monday  
Week Seven 10/1 
Ib 
Chapter 8  PS#8 (Chapter 8)  Brief #2 Due Friday  
Week Eight 10/8 
Ib 
Chapter 911  PS#9 (In Class)  Exam Friday  
Week Nine 10/15 
II 
Chapter 12 (Savings Glut)  Ascent of Money  
Week Ten 10/22 
II 
Chapter 13  PS#10  Bernanke Speech  
Week Eleven 10/29 
II 
Chapter 14 (The Fed)  PS #11  
Week Twelve 11/5 
II 
Chapter 15  
Week Thirteen 11/12 
II 
Chapter 16  PS #12  Exam Friday  
Week Fourteen 11/19 
II 
Chapter 17  Too Big to Fail  
Week Fifteen 11/26 
II 
Chapter 18 (IMF)  
Week Sixteen 12/3 
II 
Chapter 21 (Europe) 
Academic Economic Papers
Current economic Analysis
The Economist Freakonomics Blog RGE Monitor FRED database OECD Data on Trade