Questions tagged [international-economics]

Use for questions related to international trade, commercial policy, open economy macroeconomics, international finance, and exchange rates. It can also be used in financial and monetary policies, economic development, migration and factor movements, as long as they are specifically related to an international context. Preferably use in conjunction with other, more precise tag.

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Destroying the dollar

Let's destroy the USD dollar: I am the government of a small, economically and geopolitically unimportant country that has its own currency and a local central bank. I order the local central bank (at ...
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Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage

The aim of this question is to better explore the mathematical economics model behind Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage and the claims that can be made based on this model. This seems ...
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Why does the Balance of Payments have to (more or less) equal zero

It seems to me that the non-reversible transactions included in the current account, and the reversible transactions included in the capital and financial account, are unrelated, and should therefore ...
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Capital Flight and Interest Rates

I am currently reviewing some stuff on capital flights and self fulfilling crises. In this scenario, investors generally think that a low availability of reserves could imply that the central bank may ...
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Introductory or Primer text on Economics?

I've been meaning to learn more about economics, and am looking for an introductory text or a primer on the topic. I've already taken a subject on this back in high school, but I guess what I'm ...
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Screw foreign investment, lets just print money

We often hear of countries securing foreign investment. Stores like this are trumped as major achievements. Foreign investment also has criticisms - profits generated in a country end up going abroad, ...
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Do I make correct conclusions about international trade (and ways to increase GDP) from the expedenture approach formula for GDP?

(Please correct me if my reasoning is wrong somewhere) Net Exports is a part of GDP and consequently its increase or a decrease also causes GDP to increase or decrease, assuming everything else stays ...