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International and Development Economics

These two fields consist of International Trade and International Finance, as well as Economic Development. Among the issues to be studied are:
  • The theory of trade and investment in both static and growth models, including the effects of trade and investment on income distribution within and across countries, on growth and the composition of output, and on relative prices and terms of trade.
  • The theory and measurement of the effects of tariffs, quotas, and other commercial policies.
  • The theory of international finance and the balance of payments in its relationship to employment and inflation policies in developed and less developed economies.
  • The evolution, present state, and proposed changes of the international monetary system.
  • The role of multinational corporations in determining the pattern and terms of trade among developed and less developed economies.

Course Work

Economics 86100 International Trade Theory and Policy
Economics 86200 International Macroeconomics and Finance
Economics 81100 Monetary Theory and Policy
Finance 77000 International Financial Markets and Institutions
Finance 77100 International Corporate Finance
Economics 84100 Economic Development I
Economics 84200 Economic Development II

Students may also combine courses.

Faculty Members and Areas of Research Interest

Karna Basu (Hunter), Development
Peter Chow (City), Economic Development, International Trade
Jonathan Conning (Hunter), Economic Development
Partha Deb (Hunter), Economic Development
Nadia Doytch (Brooklyn), International Economics, Environmental Economics, Development
Peter Gutmann (Baruch), International Trade, International Finance
Mitchell Kellman (City), International Trade, Economic Development
Zhou Lu (City), Economic Development
Francesc Ortega (Queens), International Economics, International Trade, Migration, Applied Economics
Sangeeta Pratap (Hunter), Economic Development
Carl Riskin (Queens), Economic Development
Tim Goodspeed (Hunter), International Economics
Yochanan Shachmurove (City), International Finance
Merih Uctum (Brooklyn), International Finance
Wim Vijverberg (Graduate Center), Labor Economics, Economic Development, Econometrics
George Vachadze (CSI), Economic Development