1.1 — Why Trade Matters — Class Content

Meeting Date

Tuesday, January 24, 2023


Welcome to ECON 324 - International Trade! Today’s lesson will be an introduction to the course, an overview of international trade and its importance.


Today is introductory, but you may look at Chapter 1 if you wish, to remind you about the use of models in economics. Otherwise, please heed this timeless message:

Please note going forward, the lesson numbers and topics (e.g. 1.1) on this website are my design, and will not match up with the textbook!


Below, you can find the slides in two formats. Clicking the image will bring you to the html version of the slides in a new tab. The lower button will allow you to download a PDF version of the slides.


You can type h to see a special list of viewing options, and type o for an outline view of all the slides.

I suggest printing the slides beforehand and using them to take additional notes in class (not everything is in the slides)!


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