Fall 2013 Students – Look at the materials below to get an overview of the course. Look at the range of topics that can be used for your semester report. Please note that we will continue to use the fifth edition of the textbook which is available as a used book. Do not purchase the new edition of the textbook!
Fall 2012 Class Schedule
ECON 4527/5527-001 International
Tues-Thur, 9:45am-11:05am, Sam Wilson Hall, Room 329.
2012 Student Report Schedule
November 6: Dan Ligon, “The International Diamond
November 8: Ethan Carver, “Growth in the Chinese Economy”
November 13: Taylor Riden, “The Greek Financial Crisis”
November 15: Corey Clark, “The Group of 20”
November 20: Josh Rice, “World Coal Trade”
November 22: Thanksgiving Holiday
November 27: Robert Reed, “Trade Groups in Latin America”
November 29: Samantha Bozich, “Accession of Former Yugoslavia into the E.U.”
December 4: Shelby Frye, “Comparative Health Care Systems”
December 6: Review
1. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (
2. The three “Bretton Woods Institutions” are the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization. Together, these international agencies regulate and monitor important aspects of the global economy. Go to their main pages below and look at their functions.
The International Monetary Fund: http://www.imf.org/
The World Bank: http://www.worldbank.org/
The World Trade Organization: http://www.wto.org/
3. The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is usually considered to be a spy agency. However, most of their work has nothing to do with the “cloak and dagger” world. Instead, they collect, analyze, and publish all types of information about various nations. One of their most useful publications is “The World Factbook” which contains a wide range of current information on every nation in the world. http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html/
4. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis is the primary source of