About EC 040 A

An examination of the dimensions, causes and consequences of the international flows of goods and services (trade), people (migration), and financial capital.


Open to Degree and CDE students

Section Description

Students will learn about the transforming process of international economic integration in terms of flow of goods, labor, and capital using the basic tools of supply and demand. The roles of institutions, such as the WTO, WB and IMF will also be discussed along with environmental standards and regulations of global environmental problems. Throughout the semester, we will use economic models to answer the following very timely questions you hear on the news everyday: 1. Is a trade war with China good or bad? How are we affected by tariffs and trade wars? 2. How is the “new NAFTA” different from the old one, and what are the implications for trade relations between US, Mexico and Canada? 3. What is Brexit and how will it affect Europe’s and the world’s economy? 4. Why does Apple produce iphones in China? How does China’s export-oriented growth affect global pollution? 5. How do immigrants affect the economy? Are there both good and bad economic impacts of immigration? 6. What factors affect the value of a country’s currency? How are exchange rates related to trade? 7. How did the 2007-2009 financial crisis happen? 8. How do other financial crisis happen? How are financial crises related to exchange rates? 9. How do we measure development? What contributes to economic growth? Why do different countries have different levels of development? 10. Does pollution necessarily increase with economic growth? What are the challenges with dealing with a global environmental problem like climate change? What are some economic policies to address climate change? 11. How does a country’s and the world’s population related to immigration, economic growth and the global environment?


3-4 exam,s pop quizzes, online homeworks

Course Dates



Fleming Museum 101 (View Campus Map)


to on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

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