International Corporate Economics 752 (3 credits)

Syllabus

Executive MBA Program
 Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


 EMBA Cluster 4: July 27 to October 6, 2012


INSTRUCTOR: Richard D. Marcus, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Dick's Lubar School page: http://www4.uwm.edu/business/faculty/busfaculty/marcus.cfm

Dick's Homepage: https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/marcus/www/

Dick's EMBA Bio page: https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/marcus/www/Bio2012.html

FACULTY OFFICE: Lubar Hall S430F

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 AM - noon. Office hours also will be available by appointment to allow for the greatest flexibility of schedules for the EMBA students.

PHONE: 414-229-4103 (faculty office) or 414-228-7731 (home).

MAILBOX: My faculty mailbox is located on the 4th floor of Lubar Hall.

E-MAIL: marcus@uwm.edu

TEXTBOOK: Thomas A. Pugel, International Economics, McGraw-Hill, 15th edition, 2012.

OBJECTIVE: Understand the basic forces in international trade and finance that play a crucial role in international competitiveness of firms.

TESTS: There will be a take-home midterm given on August 24 due on September 8; and there will be a final on Saturday, October 6 in class. The midterm is worth 40% and the final is worth 60%.

CLASSROOM POLICIES: UWM has long-standing policies on academic misconduct, sexual harassment, discrimination, and changes of grade. These policies are available at: www.uwm.edu/~marcus/policies.html.

SPECIAL NEEDS: If anyone has need for note-taking or test-taking assistance,please feel free to discuss this with me early in the session. Worked problems and old exams are available on Desire2Learn at http://d2l.uwm.edu/ using your UWM email name and password.


Class Schedule for International Corporate Economics 752

Friday, July 27 @2:15pm -  Comparative Advantage and Elasticities (Pugel: Chapters 1, 2, and 3).

Saturday, August 4 @ 8am -  Factor Proportions, Competition, Monopoly, and Oligopoly (Pugel: Chapter 4).

Friday, August 10 @ 10:45am -  Gainers and Losers in Trade and Monopolistic Competition (Pugel: Chapters 5, 6, and 7).

Saturday, August 18 @ 2:15pm -  Trade Policy (Pugel: Chapters 8, 9, and 10).

Friday, August 24 @ 10:45pm -  Domestic and International Price Discrimination and mercantilist Policies (Pugel: Chapter 11) Take Home Midterm (Pugel: Chapters 1-11).

Satuday, September 8 @ 2:15pm -  The Tragedy of the Commons, Multinationals, and Factor Movement (Pugel: Chapters 12, 13, 14, and 15).

Saturday, September 22 @10:45am -  The Foreign Exchange Market and Parity Relationships (Pugel: Chapters 16, 17, and 18).

Friday, September 28 @ 8am -  Beggar-thy neighbor Policies and Flexible Exchange Markets (Pugel: Chapters 19, 20, 21).

Saturday, October 6 @10:45pm -  The Final Exam is comprehensive but is primarily based on Pugel: Chapters 12-21.