Internationale Wirtschaft (International Economics)

The course "Internationale Wirtschaft" covers central parts of the traditional trade theory and policy and also some aspects of international monetary theory and policy. Besides this, a chapter on the multinational enterprise is incorporated, which allows us to treat also some more management-oriented aspects of trade.



Brief Contents

1.      Introduction

2.      Basics of International Trade Theory

3.      The International Firm

4.      Trade Policy  

5.      Basics of International Monetary Theory and Policy


Chapter 1      


1.1                   Topics in International Economics

1.2                   References

1.3                   Basic Facts and Figures

1.4                   National Income and Balance of Payment


Main text

Paul Krugman, Maurice Obstfelder, International Economics: Theory and Policy, Longman; 8th International Ed; 2008. [Also available in German!]

Further references

Robert C. Feenstra, Alan M. Taylor, International Economics, Worth Publishers; 2008.

Picot, Arnold, u.a., Die grenzenlose Unternehmung: Information, Organisation und Management; 5. Aufl., Wiesbaden: Gabler 2003.

Grant, Robert M., Contemporary Strategy Analysis, 6th ed., Blackwell Publishers, 2007. (Chapter 16)

Hill, Charles W. L.,  International Business. Competing in the Global        Marketplace, 6th ed., McGraw-Hill Professional, 2006.

Related literature that is also interesting to read

Donovan, Arthur, Bonney, Joseph, The Box That Changed the World: Fifty Years of Container Shipping - An Illustrated History, Commonwealth Business Media Inc, 2006.

Friedman, Thomas L., The World is Flat: The Globalized World in the Twenty- first Century, 2Rev Ed, Penguin, 2007.

[Both titles are also available in German!]