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International Economics : A Heterodox Approach

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Now in its third edition, Hendrik Van den Berg's International Economics: A Heterodox Approach covers all of the standard topics taught in undergraduate International Economics courses. Written in a friendly and approachable style, this new edition is unique in that it presents the key orthodox neoclassical models of international trade and investment, whilst supplementing them with a variety of heterodox approaches. This pluralist approach is intended to give economics students a more realistic understanding of the international economy than standard textbooks can provide. Changes to the new edition include: * Updates throughout to reflect recent world events, including coverage of recent trade negotiations and the Greek crisis; * Expanded discussion of pluralist approaches with more coverage of alternative schools of thought; * Discussions of the growing financialization of global economic activity; * Additional real world examples; * Increased coverage of environmental issues; transnational corporations and their behaviour in the international economy; the difference between international investment and international finance; and monetary history; * A consolidated and updated chapter on international banking. This book also maintains a broad perspective that links economic activity to the social and natural spheres of human activity, with emphasis on the distributional and environmental effects of international trade, investment, finance, and migration. Chapter summaries, key terms and concepts, problems and questions, and a glossary are included in the book. A Student Study Guide and an Instructor's Manual are available online.show more

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  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 219 x 276 x 38.1mm | 1,610.25g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 128 black & white illustrations, 46 black & white tables, 128 black & white line drawings
  • 1138945056
  • 9781138945050
  • 1,043,808

About Hendrik Van Den Berg

Hendrik Van den Berg is Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska, and he continues teaching at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, USA.show more

Table of contents

Part I - Introduction Chapter I - Interdependence! Chapter 2 - Introduction to Heterodoxy Part II - International Trade Theory Chapter 3 - Orthodox International Trade Theory: Why Mainstream Economists Like Free Trade Chapter 4 - International Trade: Beyond the Neoclassical Perspective Chapter 5 - International Trade: Imperfect Competition and Transnational Corporations Chapter 6 - International Trade and Economic Development Chapter 7 - International Trade, Human Happiness, and Inequality PART III - International Trade Policy Chapter 8 - Tariffs, Quotas, and Other Trade Restrictions Chapter 9 - The History of Trade Policy Chapter 10 - International Trade Policy: A Holistic Perspective PART IV - International Investment and Finance Chapter 11 - International Investment and International Finance Chapter 12 - The Foreign Exchange Market Chapter 13 - International Banking and Financial Markets Chapter 14 - Exchange Rate Crises PART V - The History of the International Monetary System Chapter 15 - Early Monetary History: Ancient Times through the End of the Gold Standard Chapter 16 - The International Monetary System: Bretton Woods to the End of the Twenty-first Century Chapter 17- Another Bretton Woods Conference? Part VI - Immigration Chapter 18 - Immigration: The International Movement of People Chapter 19 - Immigration Policy Chapter 20 - The Evolving International Economy in an Ecologically-Constrained Worldshow more

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