Monday, January 5, 2009

International Economics or Blenheim and the Churchill Family

International Economics: Theory and Policy plus MyEconLab plus eText 1-semester Student Access Kit

Author: Paul Krugman

Renowned researchers Paul Krugman and Maurice Obstfeld set the standard for international economics courses with the text that remains the market leader in the U.S. and around the world. International Economics: Theory and Policy is a proven approach in which each half of the book leads with an intuitive introduction to theory and follows with self-contained chapters to cover key policy applications. The Eighth Edition integrates the latest research, data, and policy in hot topics such as outsourcing, economic geography, trade and environment, financial derivatives, the sub prime crisis, and China’s exchange rate policies.

Introduction. International Trade Theory: World Trade: An Overview; Labor Productivity and Comparative Advantage: The Ricardian Model; Resources, Comparative Advantage, and Income Distribution; The Standard Trade Model; Economies of Scale, Imperfect Competition, and International Trade; International Factor Movements. International Trade Policy: The Instruments of Trade Policy; The Political Economy of Trade Policy; Trade Policy in Developing Countries; Controversies in Trade Policy. Exchange Rates and Open-Economy Macroeconomics: National Income Accounting and the Balance of Payments; Exchange Rates and the Foreign Exchange Market: An Asset Approach; Money, Interest Rates, and Exchange Rates; Price Levels and the Exchange Rate in the Long Run; Output and the Exchange Rate in the Short Run; Fixed Exchange Rates and Foreign Exchange Intervention. International Macroeconomic Policy: The International MonetFloating Exchange Rates; Optimum Currency Areas and the European Experience; The Global Capital Market: Performance and Policy Problems; Developing Countries: Growth, Crisis, and Reform. Mathematical Postscripts.

For all readers interested in international trade and finance.

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Blenheim and the Churchill Family: A Personal Portrait

Author: Henrietta Spencer Churchill

Every history buff wishes that walls could talk. In this first book ever written about Blenheim and the Churchills by a family member, Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill explores the relationship between one of history's most important families and its ancestral home. As though perusing a family album, she conveys the family's exceptional history and how each generation changed the estate and how it changed them. Momentous events that changed the course of history are recounted as family reminiscences. Blenheim was a reward from Queen Anne to the first Duke of Marlborough for saving much of Europe from the domination of Louis XIV, and instantly became the family's center stage. Sir Winston Churchill was born in a back bedroom to his American-born mother, Jennie Jerome. Later, he directed Britain's World War II efforts from its study. Blenheim has witnessed some of history's most colorful characters including the ancestors of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and Consuelo Vanderbilt, the American heiress who conquered British high society. Widely considered England's finest example of baroque architecture, this is a rare glimpse into parts of the house never seen on public tours, and no history buff or visitor will want to be without this remarkable guide.

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