Back in its tenth edition, Dominick Salvatore’s International Economics presents a comprehensive, up-to-date, and clear exposition of the theory and principles of international economics that are essential for understanding, evaluating, and suggesting solutions to the important international economic problems and issues facing the United States and the world in this age of globalization. Neither overly complex nor too simplistic, it helps students see the immediate relevance and importance of the material and contains an unparalleled number of real-world applications and examples.
Not the correct book
ByJohnny Two-toes on Feb 02, 2011
The picture shown for this product is of the correct book and edition, but the one that was mailed to me is the international edition...not the book pictured. International editions are usually at least slightly different than the normal version (pictured).
A good book to study
A Customer on Apr 09, 1999
I've found this book easy to follow, even if I'm not very good at Economics. Simple, with many examples and graphs. Case studies and good bibliography at the end of each chapter.
Needed for economics class
ByJames on Sep 16, 2013
Required text for one of my classes. I hope to trade it in through amazon.coms trade in program once I am finished. Amazon had a great value when compared to other sites.
Kenyesian mumbo-jumbo mispresented as "economics"
ByM. Haber on Jun 07, 2008
The author, Dominick Salvatore, is clearly an expert in the field. Unfortunately, his field appears to be Keynesian economics circa the 1960s, and is almost completely wrong, and at times, incoherently wrong. Imagine that in the 1940s to the 1970s, man's knowledge of chemistry was thrown out the window, and replaced with alchemy. This is what Keynesianism did to economics. I have only read the second half of the book, but it simply makes no sense. It rambles on and on about balance of payment "deficits," which are impossible, as the capital account and current account always will balance each other out. It is obsessed with "equilbria" and "disequilibria," based on a mythical "balance of payments" deficit and surplus, rendering such diversions meaningless. The text dumbly assumes that trade between a person across the street from you is completely different from a person across the world from you, and senselessly assumes that government intervention in the economy can achieve policy objective, contrary that the entire historical record indicates this is not the case. Reading this text, one feels like they are in a particularly blighted region of the 19th century, or in Soviet Russia. There is incredibly little of accurate knowledge in this horrifically bad text. Knowing what's in it might be good for passing an exam, but it doesn't teach anything useful beyond that, and unfortunately, it's over reliance on graphs, with mind numbing references to said graphs splattered across multiple pages, makes it very difficult to pull anything together. In summary, Salvatore is an expert in a discredited field, and I am sure if he put in the time and thought, the 10th or 11th edition could actually begin to approach a modern understanding of economics, instead of the dark ages of economics, and thereby become a useful education tool, as opposed to one of indoctrination of failed principles and concepts.
Who wrote those reviews? I find the missing identity to be suspect.
ByJonathan Andreas on May 17, 2008
I don' t think it is any better than other texts and I just want to balance out the overall rating average by giving a low rating.
Best Book in the field
A Customer on May 15, 1999
The book really brings an in depth analysis of the modern financial world, through a very simple and easy to access method of presentation. Good for students, interesting for any other reader...
good for undergrad...
A Customer on Jun 01, 2001
This provides different kinds of examples as well as theories. It no doubt helps students learn about the real world. Particularly,the chapter on tariff policy is good enough to have a good grasp of the field.