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United States Economy

Syllabus of the Sub-subject: United States Economy. Exports of products and services.

  1. Introduction to the United States of America
  2. United States Economy
  3. United States Market overview
  4. Main sectors of the US economy
  5. US foreign trade
  6. United States exports of goods and services
  7. Case Study: Top 20 Metropolitan Exporters Areas
  8. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the US
  9. Case Study: The Asian-Pacific foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States
  10. US Businessman: Philip Anschutz, Thomas Monaghan, Howard Ahmanson, Ray L. Hunt, Bill Gates, S. Truett Cathy, Steve Strang, and Warren Buffett
The Sub-subject “United States Economy” is part of the following programs:
  1. Professional Master's Program (e-learning): International Business, America, Pacific
  2. Doctorate in Business in America

Languages of study English or Spanish Estados Unidos French Etats-Unis

  1. Credits of the sub-subject “US economy”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Doctorate and Master in International Business for the US Students

Sample of the Sub-subject - United States Economy
Business in the United States

Description of the Sub-Subject:United States Economy

The United States of America is the largest and most technologically powerful economy in the World.

  1. US population: 319 million people (the third world)
  2. Area: 9,371,174 square kilometres (the fourth-largest country in the World)
  3. Borders: Canada and Mexico
  4. Currency: Dollar (USD)
  5. Capital: Washington, D.C.
  6. The United States won independence from the United Kingdom in 1776
  7. The World's largest economy. GDP: 15.7 billion (the largest in the world)
  8. GDP Per Capita: $ 49,922
  9. The United States belongs to the North American Economic Area of the Western Christian Civilisation

Abolition of the Slavery (1863) and the African Diaspora (42 millions/13,6% of the population) in the United States.

  1. Harriet Tubman
  2. Frederick Douglass
  3. Mimi Alemayehou

Main religions in the US

  1. Christianity (247 million): Catholicism (75 million) and Protestants (165 million). Quakers, Calvinists, Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists, Pentecostals, Mormons
  2. Judaism
  3. Spiritual leaders: Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King

US economy.

The United States is.

  1. The biggest recipient of Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the World
  2. The third largest agricultural economy in the World
  3. Leader in private pension fund (40% of the global fund management industry)
  4. The largest market in the World for computer hardware products
  5. The second largest market for cement in the World (is also) and the largest importer of cement
  6. The construction sector is the largest in the World
  7. The largest manufacturer and consumer of instrumentation
  8. 10% of the United States gross domestic product is related to the transport and logistics activity
  9. The software market is the largest in the World
  10. The US Leads the world in installed wind generation capacity
  11. The United States keeps the oldest and most dominant position worldwide in venture capital
  12. The United States domestic market for machine tools is the third biggest in the world
Source: ITA

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

The United States has Free Trade Agreements in force with twenty-one countries: Australia, Bahrain, Canada Mexico (NAFTA), Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Korea, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Peru, and Singapore.

In 2012, the former President Obama signed International Trade Agreements with Korea, Colombia, and Panama.

The United States is also in negotiations the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

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