This Handbook adopts a traditional definition of the subject, and focuses primarily on the explanation of international transactions in goods, services, and assets, and on the main domestic effects of those transactions. The first volume deals with the "real side" of international economics. It is concerned with the explanation of trade and factor flows, with their main effects on goods and factor prices, on the allocation of resources and income distribution and on economic welfare, and also with the effects on national policies designed explicitly to influence trade and factor flows. In other words, it deals chiefly with microeconomic issues and methods. The second volume deals with the "monetary side" of the subject. It is concerned with the balance of payments adjustment process under fixed exchange rates, with exchange rate determination under flexible exchange rates, and with the domestic ramifications of these phenomena. Accordingly, it deals mainly with macroeconomic issues, although microeconomic methods are frequently utilized, especially in work on expectations, asset markets, and exchange rate behavior. For more information on the Handbooks in Economics series, please see our home page on http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/hes
This book is a "must"for every international trade economist.
The Economic Record
The editors and the contributors are to be congratulated for producing a handbook which will be genuinely useful to many advanced students, teachers and research workers in trade theory.
The Manchester School
Paul R. Krugman
It should be on the shelf of anyone seriously interested in international economics.
Journal of Economic Literature
No one concerned with teaching or research in international trade can afford to be without a copy of this excellent book.
The Economic Journal
James R. Melvin
This collection will undoubtedly serve as a valuable reference and teaching aid for many years to come.
The Canadian Journal of Economics
In conclusion, the Handbook
is an important addition to the literature. Specialists in the area will find a wealth of ideas in its 1239 pages.
The Wall Street Review of Books
Series: Handbook of International Economics : Book 1
Number Of Pages: 623
Published: 15th May 1988
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 16.66
Weight (kg): 1.16
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition