ECONOMICS 4527/5527 -- International Economics

 

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

 

ECON 4527/5527-001  International Economics
   Tuesday-Thursday, 9:45am-11:05am, Sam Wilson Hall, Room 329.

 

Fall 2017 Information Sheet

 

2017 Student Report Schedule

 

   Tuesday, November 28

            Calen Archer

            Amanda Cameron

   Thursday, November 30

            Tony Drew

            Drew Korzybski

   Tuesday, December 5

            Richard Chitwood

            Ying Jiang

   Thursday, December 7

            Yudi, Wang

 

Important Links

 

1. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri) is a convenient source of data and graphs on national and international business and economic matters. Look at their “International Economic Trends” publication to see the nations which they track, and the types of data they present.  http://research.stlouisfed.org/datatrends/iet/

 

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.  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

 

4. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis is the primary source of information on U.S. international trade, balance of payments (international transactions), and international investment.  Go to http://www.bea.gov/  and click the link to “Survey of Current Business”.  Search by date and look at SCB monthly issues through a year to see when quarterly and annual data and analyses are routinely released.