Plain Sense Economics

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Contact Information - Doug Gentry


Phone: 541-261-8501


We all know that the world has shrunk, or in the words of Thomas Friedman, it has become flat. We'll look at the level of imports and exports, talk about the theory and the reality of global trade, and also consider changes in currency exchange.

Economic Concepts We Will Cover

  • Balance of Payments
  • Comparative Advantage
  • Arguments for Protectionism
  • Demand and Supply of Currency

Resources for More Information