Date of Award

Summer 6-1970

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



Committee Director

Usman A. Qureshi

Committee Member

Jack W. Nickson

Committee Member

Nathaniel E. Shechter

Call Number for Print

Special Collections LD4331.E26 A74


In a dynamic economy some of the most challenging policy problems tend to originate in the realm of international economic relations. In the post World War II period, these problems have been intensified and become more complex. Students of international economics often feel perplexed by numerous divergent and diametric views that well-trained and prudent men frequently offer for the solutions of what appear to be rather simple problems. Lack of understanding of the theoretical framework of international trade is largely responsible for students' puzzlement.

It is the purpose of this thesis to assemble a minimum framework of the theoretical issues of neo-classical international trade theory. An attempt is mace to put many of these concepts, which are scattered throughout the literature, into one concise framework. It is further hoped that arguments presented in this study would shed some light on many complex international problems and facilitate understanding of numerous pressing policy issues.

In the preparation of this study the author acknowledges a debt of gratitude to his chairman and the members of his thesis committee for their assistance, guidance, and many valuable suggestions which considerably improved this work. Any errors, of course, remain the author's responsibility.


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