International Trade & Finance (FE412)
Associate Professor Katherine A. Smith  ksmith@usna.edu

Syllabus                                                                                                                                


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

 I-a

The Choice

PS #1  (The Choice in class )

PS #2 (The Choice, Due 8/27)

 

- - - -

- - - -

 

Week Two 8/27

I-a

Chapters1-2

PS#3 (The Choice)

 

- - - -

- - - -

 

 

Week Three 9/3

I-a

Chapters 2-3

PS#4 (Chapter 2 in class)

 

 

 

 

Week Four 9/10

I-a

Chapters 3-4 PS#5 (Chapter 3 due Friday) Slowing Trade

Growing Protectionism

Brief #1 Due Friday    

Week Five 9/17

I-a

Chapter 4 PS#6 (Chapter 4,Due Friday)        

Week Six 9/24

I-a

Chapter 5 PS#7 (Chapter 5)     Test Monday   

Week Seven 10/1

I-b

Chapter 8 PS#8 (Chapter 8)     Brief #2 Due Friday    

Week Eight 10/8

I-b

Chapter 9-11 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

Krugman Op-Ed

     

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

   - IDEAS - NBER- JSTOR

Current economic Analysis

The Economist-     Freakonomics Blog-    RGE MonitorFRED database OECD Data on Trade