International Trade Theory and Policy
by Steven M. Suranovic
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About the Author
I'm Steve Suranovic, an Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington D.C. I teach international economics to undergraduate and graduate students at GW and at the Cornell University in Washington program.
This is a syllabus from one of my recent International trade courses taught at the George Washington University. Econ 283 is a Master's level course taken by many International Affairs and Business students. Included are the list of readings for each session, links to external reading sources and problems sets. Answer keys to the problem sets are for sale in PDF form at the Download Center.
About the Site
This site was designed to make information about international economics accessible for all who are interested. I believe that economic principles and ideas can be easily understood by most people. However, effective teaching of these principles does not require thowing away the difficult economic models or theories. Instead it is important to understand the reasons why economists use the tools that they do (models, graphs, equations etc.) and be forthright about their limitations. I have tried to do this for my students, with some success. This site contains many of these lessons. I hope you will find them useful and effective.