With globalization, foreign trade and international capital mobility between countries are increasing. Interest in international trade and capital mobility is increasing in universities and the scientific world, and new academic researches are constantly being conducted on these subjects. The increasing competition between countries and companies in international markets also supports the increase in interest in international economics. The importance of international trade and capital movements in terms of achieving sustainable development and economic growth targets also affects policy makers. It is seen that Turkey also increased its foreign trade in the 2000s, and foreign direct capital and portfolio investments in Turkey increased. It is thought that international trade and capital movements will increase gradually in the 21st century and that these issues will continue to be important for academia and policy makers.
This book has been written considering the importance of international economics for Turkey and the world. The importance of international trade for Turkey to achieve its 2023 and 2053 targets will also attract the attention of the readers. In the book; importance of international economy, foreign trade theories, macroeconomic balance, foreign exchange markets, balance of payments, tariff and non-tariff barriers, liberalization trends in foreign trade, EU and economic groups, historical development of Turkey's foreign trade, Bretton Woods system, IMF and World Bank , international labor flows and development problems are included. The target audience of the book is those who have not studied economics but want to increase their knowledge on international economics. In addition, university students taking economics courses will also be able to benefit from the book. Thanks to this work, readers will have a good grasp of the basic issues related to international economics and will reach a level where they can follow publications and media on international economics.