Because globalization opens international borders throughout the world, the study of international economics has become increasingly relevant. International Economics begins with a discussion of globalization and addresses economic development, trade and comparative advantage, trade barriers, exchange rates, the balance of payments, and major international organizations today such as the UN, IMF, and the World Bank. This brand-new resource concludes with a discussion of different economic systems.
Jane S. Lopus is professor of economics and director of the Center for Economic Education at California State University in East Bay. A former high school economics teacher, she received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California in Davis. She was named the Cal State East Bay Outstanding Professor in 2006 and has received national research and leadership awards for her work in economic education.