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International Trade

Author: Dan Laub

This lesson covers international trade.

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Notes for "International Trade"

Key Terms

Balance of Payments

A record of all monetary transactions that flow across a country’s border; two major components are the current account and the capital account.

Current Account

Represents the sum of all recorded transactions including traded goods, services, income, and net transfer payments.

Capital Account

Captures investment and financing flows; inflows have an appreciating impact on a given currency; outflows have the opposite, or depreciating, impact.

Trade Surplus/Deficit

Trade surplus occurs when exports exceed imports (X – M> 0) and a trade deficit occurs when imports exceed exports (X – M < 0).