Traditionally the international economics course has primarily been aimed at students working on an economics major. Today, a broad range of courses in global economic issues and policies are drawing students from a number of disciplines, such as accounting, marketing, political science, and business. This well-known author team created Global Economic Issues and Policies to address the growing needs of students that might experience this subject for the first time. The goal of the text is to emphasize current public-policy issues, which will be used to illustrate essential concepts of international trade and finance. The authors focused their theoretical discussions by staying within the guidelines of the basic economic principles.