International Economics and Business

Nations and Firms in the Global Economy

International Economics and Business

With a new title (following the successful first edition of Nations and Firms in the Global Economy), this second edition undergraduate textbook combines the dual perspectives of international economics and international business, providing a complete overview of the changing role of nations and firms in the global economy. International Economics and Business covers the key concepts typically included in an introductory course on the global economy, supported by contemporary case studies from the international business world. The result is a practical guide to the world economy for undergraduate students in economics and business, also suitable for students in other social science disciplines. Updated to include the latest theoretical insights, data and case studies, with online quizzes, data exercises and additional reading, International Economics and Business is a lively and engaging textbook providing a complete and practical understanding of international economics and globalization through a uniquely integrated lens.

Nations and Firms in the Global Economy

An Introduction to International Economics and Business

Nations and Firms in the Global Economy

This accessible introduction to the world economy and to the theory and practice of globalization argues that key topics in international economics cannot be understood without knowledge of international business, and vice versa. It reviews and combines insights from both literatures and applies them to real-world issues, clearly explaining the main concepts of international economics and business in a uniquely integrated approach. Written in a lively and accessible style, this innovative textbook covers all the main issues, including international trade, capital mobility, comparative advantage, foreign direct investments, multinational behaviour, financial crises and economic growth. It has carefully selected international examples and case studies, and special interest boxes which clearly explain more difficult economic concepts. The companion website includes additional case studies, exercises and answers to exercises, data, illustrations and links to other useful websites.

International Economics

International Economics

International Economics is one of the most important and dynamic disciplines of economics. The subject has become all the more complex and interesting because of the interesting because of the intricacies involved in economic factors, international relations, and the socio-economic environment. This book captures all the recent developments in the international economics and business scenario. The contents of the book are divided into four parts. The first part contains - International Economics and Trade, Analytical Tools of International Economics, Theory of Comparative Costs, Modern Theories of International Trade, Hechscher- Ohlin Theory and Gains from International Trade. The second part includes-International Trade and Economic Development, Terms of Trade, Tariffs and International Trade, Contribution of Economic Growth to International Trade, Analysis of Growth Parameters, Free Trade vs. Protection, Non-Tariff Trade Barriers - Quota System, Dumping and State Trading. The third part comprises - Balance of Payments, Foreign Trade Multiplier, Monetary Policy-Fiscal Policy Mix and Foreign Exchange Management. The Fourth part includes - Strategy Towards Globalization, Theory of Economic Integration; Customs Union, Theory of Economic Integration: Regional Blocs and Grouping, WTO Framework, International Financial Institutions, GATS and National Income Determination. The book has a special section on Case pertaining to International Economics and International Business. The book has been written in a clear, crisp and lucid style. Authentic (up-to-date) data and proper illustrations have been provided to facilitate proper understanding of the subject. This book has been designed keeping in view the standard requirements of the undergraduate and postgraduate students of various areas of Economics, International Business and Management.

International Economics

A European Focus

International Economics

This introductory, concise and non-technical approach to international economics deals with issues in the international environment which are of relevance to UK/European students, relating international economics to the European experience wherever it is appropriate to do so. The book is aimed at undergraduate students taking a course in international economics. As well as students specialising in economics, the book will be useful to students on business studies, management and social science programmes.