KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & MINERALS

College of Industrial Management

Department of Finance & Economics

Course Syllabus

  

Econ 410                   :           International Economics

Instructor                     :           Dr. Usamah A. Uthman

Office                          :           B24/296

Office Hours               :           Textbook: Husted, Steven and Michael Melvin:  International Economics

                                                7th Ed., Addison-Wesley, New York, 2007.

 

Course Outline – Part I:  International Trade

 

Chapter  1                  :           An Introduction to International Trade

Chapter  2                  :           Tools of Analysis for International Trade Models

Chapter  3                  :           The Classical Models of International Trade

Chapter  4                  :           The Heckscher-Ohlin Theory

Chapter  5                  :           Tests of Trade Models ( Recommended)

Chapter  6                  :           Tariffs

Chapter  7                  :           Non-Tariff Barriers and Arguments for Protection

Chapter 10                 :           International Trade and Economic Growth (Recommended)

 

Course Outline – Part II:  International Finance

Chapter 37 of Lipsey etal, 12th ED.) Exchange Rates & the Balance of Payments

 

Chapter 14                 :           Prices and Exchange Rates:  Purchasing Power Parity

Chapter 12                                      The Twin Deficits Problem (Handout material to be provided by the professor)

Chapter 15                 :           Exchange Rates, Interest Rates, and Interest Parity

Chapter 17                 :           Basic Theories of the Balance Payments

Chapter 18                 :           Exchange Rate Theories

Chapter 19                 :           Alternative International Monetary Standards

Chapter 21                 :           Open- Economy Macroeconomic Policy and Adjustment (Strongly Recommended)

 

Recommended Chapters:               5,8, 10, 13, 16, 20

Important Note:      Handouts given by the Professor are part of the course requirements.

Semestre Score Distribution :

First Exam                                           25%             

                                                                                   

Second Exam                                      25%                                                                                                

Quizzes, Assignments                        10%             

Final Exam)   Comprehensive              40%

 

  Total                              100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & MINERALS

College of Industrial Management

Department of Finance & Economics

2001-2002 (Term 011)

 

Econ 410                   :           International Economics

Instructor                     :           Dr. Usamah A. Uthman

Office                          :           B24/296

Office Hours               :           2:00 – 3:00 PM, UT

Textbook                    :           Husted, Steven and Michael Melvin:  International Economics

                                                4th Ed., Addison-Wesley, New York, 1997.

 

Course Outline – Part I:  International Trade

 

Chapter  1                  :           An Introduction to International Trade

Chapter  2                  :           Tools of Analysis for International Trade Models

Chapter  3                  :           The Classical Models of International Trade

Chapter  4                  :           The Heckscher-Ohlin Theory

Chapter  5                  :           Tests of Trade Models

Chapter  6                  :           Tariffs

Chapter  7                  :           Non-Tariff Barriers and Arguments for Protection

Chapter 10                 :           International Trade and Economic Growth

 

Course Outline – Part II:  International Finance

 

Chapter 11                 :           An Introduction to International Finance

Chapter 12                 :           The Balance of Payments

Chapter 14                 :           Prices and Exchange Rates:  Purchasing Power Parity

Chapter 15                 :           Exchange Rates, Interest Rates, and Interest Parity

Chapter 17                 :           Basic Theories of the Balance Payments

Chapter 18                 :           Exchange Rate Theories

Chapter 19                 :           Alternative International Monetary Standards

Chapter 20                 :           International Banking, Debt, and Risk

 

Recommended Chapters:               8, 10, 13, 16, 21

Important Note:      Handouts given by the Professor are part of the course requirements.

Semester Score Distribution:

First Exam                                           25%              17 Rajab 1422 (04 Oct 2001)

                                                                                    (Thursday, 12:30 PM, B24/121)

Second Exam                                      25%              23 Sha’ban 1422 (08 Nov 2001)

                                                                                    (Thursday, 12:30 PM, B24/121)

Quizzes, Assignments                        10%             

Final Exam)   Comprehensive               40%

 

            Total                    100%


KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & MINERALS

College of Industrial Management

Department of Finance & Economics

2000-2001 (Term 001)

 

Econ 410                   :           International Economics

Instructor                     :           Dr. Usamah A. Uthman

Office                          :           B24/296

Office Hours               :           11:15 – 12:15 U.T.

Textbook                    :           Husted, Steven and Michael Melvin:  International Economics

                                                4th Ed., Addison-Wesley, New York, 1997.

 

Course Outline – Part I:  International Trade

 

Chapter   1                 :           An Introduction to International Trade

Chapter   2                 :           Tools of Analysis for International Trade Models

Chapter   3                 :           The Classical Models of International Trade

Chapter   4                 :           The Heckscher-Ohlin Theory

Chapter   6                 :           Tariffs

Chapter   7                 :           Non-Tariff Barriers and Arguments for Protection

Chapter   8                 :           Commercial Policy:  History and Practice

 

Course Outline – Part II:  International Finance

 

Chapter 11                 :           An Introduction to International Finance

Chapter 14                 :           Prices and Exchange Rates:  Purchasing Power Parity

            :           Exchange Rates and Balance of Payments

(Chapter 37, Lipsey et al, 12th Ed)

Chapter 12                 :           The Balance of Payments

Chapter 15                 :           Exchange Rates, Interest Rates, and Interest Parity

Chapter 17                 :           Basic Theories of the Balance Payments

Chapter 18                 :           Exchange Rate Theories

Chapter 19                 :           Alternative International Monetary Standards

Chapter 20                 :           International Banking, Debt, and Risk

 

Recommended Chapters:               5, 10, 13, 16, 21

Important Note:      Handouts given by the Professor are part of the course requirements.

Semester Score Distribution:

First Exam                                           25%              8 Rajab 1421 (05 Oct 2000)

                                                                                    (Thursday, 12:30 PM, B24/120-121)

Second Exam                                      25%              20 Sha’ban 1421 (16 Nov 2000)

                                                                                    (Thursday, 12:30 PM, B24/120)

Quizzes, Assignments                        10%             

Final Exam)   Comprehensive           40%

 

            Total                                        100%