A new textbook co-authored by Dr. W. Charles Sawyer, professor of
economics and international business at The University of Southern
Mississippi, has been published and is currently in use by College
of Business Administration economics classes.
economics majors, business majors, international relations and other
nonbusiness students, International Economics targets a broader
range of students than most existing texts.
the majority of students enrolled in international economics are
no longer economics majors, a new type of book was needed to address
the increasing diversity of students in this course," Sawyer
Prentiss-Hall, the textbook stresses some of the more important
recent developments in international economics. Entire chapters
are devoted to intraindustry trade, international factor movements
and regional economic issues.
The book, co-authored
by Richard L. Sprinkle of the University of Texas at El Paso, also
updates the current treatment of monetary theory and policy, and
adopts the modern asset market approach to exchange rate determination.
A departure from the historical approach, Sawyer and Sprinkle's
book shows how the floating exchange rate is a result of current
international monetary arrangements.
at the University of Arkansas, Louisiana State University and the
Helsinki School of Economics and Business, Sawyer has taught in
numerous executive development programs for both the public and
private sectors. He also has served as a consultant for the United
Industrial Development Organization and the United Nations Conference
on Trade and Development.
is one of our most productive professors as well as an outstanding
teacher," said Dr. William Gunther, dean of the College of
Business Administration. "As a widely respected international
economist, his text is sure to gain wide adoption. We are indeed
fortunate that Dr. Sawyer is part of the College of Business at