This course familiarizes students with theories and policies of international trade. Students will learn the importance of international trade and examine its effects on production, profits and the distribution of wealth in the economy. The course will introduce concepts such as comparative advantage, increasing returns to scale, factor endowments…etc.… Students will also analyze specific trade agreements and discuss their impact on the American working class.
Instructor: Stephen Taft
Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dates: Wednesdays: 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/25, 5/1
Main Texts: H. George, Protection or Free Trade