Dr. Maskus studies the economics of innovation in the world economy. Particular areas of interest involve how intellectual property rights, R&D policies and trade policies affect international technology transfer in such areas as medicines and climate change. He also writes about the economic development aspects of technology policies and the role of skilled migrants in US innovation.
international trade policy, global intellectual property rights, foreign direct investment, technology transfer and economic development, skilled immigration and innovation
ECON 3403 - International Economics and Policy
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2020
Examines national and supranational policies that affect the international economy, with attention to trade barriers, economic nationalism and regionalism, international political economy, exchange market intervention, and international transmission of economic perturbations. Credit given in this course is not included in the calculation of an economics major GPA. May not be taken after either ECON 4413 or ECON 4423.
ECON 4413 - International Trade
Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
Focuses on theories of international trade and its impacts on economic welfare. Analyzes commercial policy, including tariffs, non-tariff barriers, retaliation, regional integration, and factor migration.
ECON 4423 - International Finance
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
Covers balance of payments; foreign exchange market, income, trade, and capital flows; asset markets adjustment mechanisms; stabilization policies in an open economy; and problems of international monetary systems.
ECON 4929 - Special Topics In Economics
This course number is assigned to upper-level Economics electives that become available on an incidental basis. Refer to the Economics Department for a detailed description of current content. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Formerly ECON 4999.