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Modern international economics

Author: Ethier, Wilfred J. Publisher: Norton 1983.Language: EnglishDescription: 588 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0393952509Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents * Preface Acknowledgments Introduction xiii xv xvii Part One The Pure Theory of International Trade and Applications 1 CHAPTER 1. Comparative Advantage 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. The Simple Ricardian Model Efficiency in the Simple Ricardian World The Economics of the Simple Ricardian World The Gains from Trade Case Study: Unequal Exchange Empirical Testing of the Simple Ricardian Model Comparative Advantage in More General Circumstances Tastes as a Determinant of Comparative Advantage *Exploring Further: Indifference Curves North-South Trade International Trade of the United States Case Study: The International Trade of Canada Alternatives to Comparative Advantage: Scale Economies Summary Suggested Reading 5 6 10 14 18 21 23 25 29 32 35 40 41 42 47 48 vii Vlll CHAPTER 2. Reciprocal Demand 1. There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch 2. Offer Curves 3. *Exploring Further: Income and Substitution Effects 4. The Volume and Terms of Trade 5. Elasticity 6. Some International Economic Problems of the Less Developed Countries 7. Case Study: The International Economics of Energy 8. "Elasticity Optimism" and "Elasticity Pessimism": Empirical Estimates 9. Summary 10. *Exploring Further: How to Derive an Offer Curve 11. *Exploring Further: Stability of International Equilibrium Suggested Reading CHAPTER 3. The Basis of Comparative Advantage Contents 50 51 53 56 57 59 62 71 77 77 79 83 87 88 90 93 95 99 103 106 108 111 113 114 115 116 119 121 125 127 128 130 131 1. The Heckscher-Ohlin-Samuelson Model 2. A Basic Relationship 3. The Heckscher-Ohlin Theory: Comparative Advantage and Factor Prices 4. The Heckscher-Ohlin Theory: Income Distribution and Growth 5. *Exploring Further: Analysis of the Heckscher-Ohlin-Samuelson Model-The Firm 6. *Exploring Further: Analysis of the Heckscher-Ohlin-Samuelson Model-The General Equilibrium of Production 7. *Exploring Further: Analysis of the Heckscher-Ohlin-Samuelson Model-Basic Propositions 8. Case Study: The International Wheat Market 9. Case Study: Relative Wage Movements 10. Case Study: South Korean Experience with Export-Led Growth 11. The Leontief Paradox 12. Possible Explanations of the Leontief Paradox 13. Extensions of the Heckscher-Ohlin-Samuelson Model 14. Alternatives to Factor Endowments 15. The Factor Content of American Trade 16. Case Study: The Factor Content of Canadian Trade 17. *Exploring Further: Many Goods and Factors 18. Summary Suggested Reading ix CHAPTER 4. National Income and International Trade 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Basic Income-Expenditure Theory The Demand for Imports Case Study: Mexico, France, and Other Countries The Simple Foreign Trade Multiplier Policy Dilemmas Exploring Further: General Equilibrium Inflation Summary Suggested Reading 133 134 137 139 142 147 152 155 160 160 * Further Applications and Extensions of the Pure Theory of International Trade 163 CHAPTER 5. Tariffs-and Trade Theory 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The Tariff Comparative Advantage and Tariffs *Exploring Further: The Geometry of Tariff Costs Reciprocal Demand and Tariffs Tariffs and the Factor-Endowments Theory Tariffs and National Income Nontariff Barriers Case Study: Restrictions on Japanese Automobile Exports to the United States 9. Summary Suggested Reading 165 166 168 171 174 179 180 182 186 189 190 191 191 196 199 204 207 211 215 219 223 CHAPTER 6. Commercial Policy 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Motives for Protection: International Economic Objectives *Exploring Further: The Geometry of External Objectives Motives for Protection: Internal Economic Objectives Motives for Protection: More Internal Economic Objectives *Exploring Further: The Second-Best Nature of the Tariff Effective Protection The Political Economy of Tariffs Case Study: The Tariff History of the United States Case Studies: Commercial Policy in Other Lands Contents Commercial Policies after the Second World War Tools of Contemporary Trade Policy Summary *Exploring Further: The Specific-Factors Model Suggested Reading CHAPTER 7. International Factor Movements 1. The Basic Theory of International Factor Movements 2. Labor Migration 3. International Capital Movements 4. The Transfer Problem 5. Case Study: German Reparations and the Transfer Problem 6. Direct Investment and the Multinational Corporation 7. Public Policy toward the Multinational Enterprise 8. Case Study: Canadian Policy toward Foreign Direct Investment 9. Summary Suggested Reading 227 233 239 239 244 246 246 252 257 263 266 266 273 278 281 282 Part Three International Monetary Theory and Applications 285 CHAPTER 8. The Automatic Adjustment Process 1. International Monetary Equilibrium 2. The Automatic Adjustment Process 3. Hoarding and Dishoarding: The Monetary Approach 4. Relative Price Changes: The Price-Specie Flow Mechanism 5. *Exploring Further: Nontraded Goods 6. Income Adjustment 7. International Capital Mobility 8. Overview: The Channels of Adjustment 9. Monetary Systems 10. Case Study: The Gold Standard of 1880-1914 11. The Balance of Payments and the Domestic Banking System 12. The Rules of the Game and Monetary Policy 13. Case Study: West Germany in the Sixties 14. Reserve Currencies 15. Internal and External Balance under Fixed Exchange Rates 16. Summary 288 289 293 296 301 304 306 307 312 314 317 318 323 330 331 334 337 Contents 17. *Exploring Further: IS-LM Analysis in an Open Economy Suggested Reading CHAPTER 9. The Exchange Rate 1. International Monetary Equilibrium 2. Exchange-Rate Adjustment 3. Exchange-Rate Regimes 4. What Exchange Depreciation Does: Inflation 5. What Exchange Depreciation Does: Relative Price Changes 6. Income Consequences of Depreciation 7. Interest Parity 8. Overview of Exchange-Rate Adjustment 9. Case Study: Exchange-Rate Volatility 10. *Exploring Further: Floating Exchange Rates 11. Exchange Regimes in Practice 12. Aggregate Demand Management with Floating Exchange Rates 13. Policy Dilemmas 14. Summary 15. *Exploring Further: Exchange-Rate Variations and IS-LM Analysis Suggested Reading xi 338 343 344 345 348 352 353 358 362 365 369 370 371 375 381 386 390 390 392 Part Four Further Applications of International Monetary Theory 395 CHAPTER 10. International Financial Markets 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The Foreign Exchange Market The Forward Market *Exploring Further: Equilibrium in the Forward Exchange Market The Eurodollar Market Should the Eurocurrency Markets be Regulated? The Efficiency of the Foreign Exchange Markets International Credit Markets Summary Suggested Reading 397 397 404 411 416 424 428 435 437 437 439 440 444 CHAPTER 11. The International Monetary System I. Balance of Payments Accounts 2. The Bretton Woods System xii 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The Bretton Woods System in Operation Case Study: The 1969 Devaluation of the Franc Collapse of the Bretton Woods System and After International Monetary Reform Issues Summary Suggested Reading Contents 450 459 459 463 470 471 Part Five The Modern World Economy CHAPTER 12. Economic Integration 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. The Basic Theory of Biased Integration *Exploring Further: Trade Creation and Trade Diversion Biased Integration in Practice Case Study: The European Monetary System Case Study: The Common Agricultural Policy The International Trade of Centrally Planned Economies Case Study: The Kama River Plant Case Study: Those Soviet-American Wheat Deals Summary Suggested Reading 473 475 476 483 487 491 492 493 501 501 503 504 506 509 511 Epilogue Appendices I. A Survey of the Pure Theory of International Trade A.1. A.2. A.3. A.4. A.5. The National Income of a Trading Economy (Chapter 1) 511 The National Expenditure of a Trading Economy (Chapter 1) 515 International Equilibrium (Chapter 2) 521 Factor Endowments (Chapter 3) 526 Higher-Dimensional Factor-Endowments Theory* (Section 17* of 537 Chapter 3) 548 A.6. Tariffs (Chapter 5) 556 Suggested Reading II. Source Material in International Economics III. Answers to Selected Problems Index 557 561 569

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