Available Courses

 

● Mathematical Economics

● Business Statistics

● Econometrics

● Managerial Economics

● Engineering Economy (Finance)

● International Economics (Trade)

● Microeconomics

● Public Finance

● Macroeconomics

● International Business Management

● Economic Development

National & International Contemporary Issues

 

COURSE:  Mathematical Economics

Dr. George Fahmy, Professor of Economics

 

►  COURSE OBJECTIVE

This course is designed to cover a wide variety of mathematical concepts in the field of economics, and business. The course presents a thorough, easily understood introduction to Differential and Integral calculus, Matrix algebra, Linear programming and Difference equations, with applications to economic problems and business.

The theory - and – solved problem format provides concise explanations illustrated by examples, plus numerous problems with fully worked – out – solutions.

►  GRADING POLICY

Weekly quiz, in class participation, take home & lab assignments and term papers along semester.

 

►  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Punctuality, Readings of selected articles, use of world web, and computer skills.

 

►  TEXT

Applied Mathematics, for Business and Economics; 6th edition – McGraw-Hill, inc.

Frank S. Budnick

 

►  NOTE

●  Lecture notes & tutorial materials are available on the website: www.drgeorgefahmy.com

●  E-Mail:   students@drgeorgefahmy.com

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►  TOPICS

1. The Derivative and the rules of differentiation

Economic applications:

Relative scope of graphs, slopes & equations – Supply and Demand analysis – Income determination models – Price elasticity – Maximizing and Minimizing economic functions – Relations among; total, marginal, and average concepts

2. Calculus of Multivariable functions

Economic applications:

Partial derivatives – Marginal productivity – Income multipliers – Incremental changes – Maximization & Minimization of economic functions; under constraint & inequality constraints

3. Exponential, Logarithmic, and Power functions

Economic applications:

Homogeneous production functions – Returns to scale – Estimating growth rates

Discounting a future stream of income

 

4. Fundamentals of Linear algebra ( Matrix )

Economic applications:

Gussian method of solving L. equations – Cramers rule for matrix solutions – Bordered Hessian for constraint optimization – The Jacobian – Input Output analysis

5. Linear programming

Economic applications: Graphic solution – Extreme point theorem – Slack and surplus variables – Marginal value ( Shadow pricing )

6. Integral Calculus; the Definite & Indefinite Integral

Economic applications:

Net investment as a rate of change in capital stock formation – Consumer’s & Producer’s surplus – Present value of cash flows

7. Difference Equations; Definitions & Concepts

Economic applications:

Stability conditions – Lagged income determination model – The Cobweb model – The Harrod model

 

 

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COURSE:   Business Statistics

Dr. George Fahmy, Professor of Economics

 

►  COURSE OBJECTIVE

This course presents in a clear fashion, a concise introduction to statistics and its relation to economics and business.

Each topic begins with a statement of theory, principals and background information; followed by numerous practical problems with detailed, step-by-step solutions. Statistical package for social science - SPSS is encountered in this course; along with other computer techniques.

 

►  GRADING POLICY

Weekly quiz, in class participation, take home & lab assignments and term papers along semester.

 

►  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Punctuality, Readings of selected articles, use of world web, and computer skills.

 

►  TEXT

Statistics for business & economics by M & B and SINCICH; 7th ed. - Prentice Hall.

 

►  NOTE

●  Lecture notes & tutorial materials are available on the website: www.drgeorgefahmy.com

●  E-Mail:   students@drgeorgefahmy.com

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►  TOPICS

1. Introduction

1.1 Nature of Statistics

1.2 Relationship to Economics & Business Courses

2. Descriptive Statistics

2.1 Frequency Distributions

2.2 Measures of Central Tendency

2.3 Measure of Dispersion

2.4 Shape of Frequency Distributions

3. Probability and Probability Distributions

3.1 Probability of a Single Event

3.2 Probability of Multiple Events

3.3 Discrete Probability Distributions: The Binomial Distribution

3.4 The Poisson Distribution

3.5 Continuous Probability Distributions: The Normal Distribution

4. Statistical Inference: Estimation

4.1 Sampling

4.2 Sampling Distribution of the Mean

4.3 Estimation Using the Normal Distribution

4.4 Confidence Intervals for the Mean Using the t Distribution

5. Statistical Inference: Testing Hypothesis

5.1 Testing Hypotheses

5.2 Testing Hypotheses about the Population Mean and proportion

5.3 Testing Hypotheses for Differences between Two Means or Proportions

5.4 Chi-Square Test of Goodness of Fit and Independence

5.5 Analysis of Variance

6. Simple and Multiple Regression Analysis

6.1 The Three-Variable Linear Model

6.2 Tests of Significance of Parameter Estimates

6.3 Coefficient of Multiple Determination

7. Problems in Regression Analysis

7.1 Multicallinearity

7.2 Heteroscedadity

7.3 Autocorrelation

7.4 Errors in Variables

 

 

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COURSE:   Econometrics

Dr. George Fahmy, Professor of Economics

 

►  COURSE OBJECTIVE

Econometrics, refers to the application and the integration of Economic theory, Mathematics, and Statistical techniques for the purpose of:

1. Testing hypotheses about economic phenomena.

2. Estimating coefficients of inexact economic relationships.

3. Forecasting future values of economic variables

The Methodology of econometrics, generally, involves:

Specifying a model in explicit stochastic form - Collecting data and estimating the coefficients of the function, with appropriate econometric technique – Evaluating the estimated coefficients, on the basis of economic and statistical criteria.

The construction of Econometric Model, therefore is:

- Strongly identified with simple & multiple regression analysis

- Including disturbance error - with well – defined probabilistic properties.

- Always, affiliated with software package – such as EViews , SPSS , SAS ..)

 

►  GRADING POLICY

Weekly quiz, in class participation, take home & lab assignments and term papers along semester.

 

►  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Punctuality, Readings of selected articles, use of world web, and computer skills.

 

►  TEXT

Main Reference(s): Damodar N. Gujarati and Dawn C. Porter (2009) Basic Econometrics, 5th edition. McGraw Hill International Edition.

 

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●  Lecture notes & tutorial materials are available on the website: www.drgeorgefahmy.com

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►  TOPICS

1. The classical linear regression model (Simple & Multiple analysis)

2. Assumptions and properties of OLS estimators ( BLUE )

3. Gauss Markov, and the coefficient of determination

4. Hypotheses testing of the overall significance & the confidence intervals for regression analysis

5. Testing the goodness of the fit

6. Correlation and partial-correlation coefficients

7. ANOVA model with qualitative variables

8. Problems in Regression Analysis : Multicollinearity , Heteroscedasity, Autocorrelation, Errors in variables (Nature & Examples of Each)

9. Use of Durbin – Watson, Lm , Correlation Matrix , and VIF , for testing & correction

10. Applications of further technique : Dummy variables , Distributed lag models , Forecasting , Functional forms , and Simultaneous-equations model.

 

 

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COURSE:   Managerial Economics (Eco. Analysis)

Dr. George Fahmy, Professor of Economics

 

►  COURSE OBJECTIVE

This course of Managerial Economics is an overview course that brings together: The applied aspects of economic theory and the tools of analysis of decision science. The purpose behind this course, is to help the students learn and examine how an organization can achieve its aims or objectives most efficiently from a practical stand point using business statistics, quantitative techniques and software programs for multinational corporations.

As such, it has traditionally been one of the most important courses in business and many economics curricula. Lectures investigate theory and practice, fully illustrated with numerous based on learn-by-doing methodology. These applications serve to illustrate and amplify the theory and to bring into sharp focus the reinforcement so vital to effective learning.

 

►  GRADING POLICY

Weekly quiz, in class participation, take home & lab assignments and term papers along semester.

 

►  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Punctuality, Readings of selected articles, use of world web, and computer skills.

 

►  TEXT

Managerial Economics by Edwin Mansfield; 4th ed. Norton

 

►  NOTE

●  Lecture notes & tutorial materials are available on the website: www.drgeorgefahmy.com

●  E-Mail:   students@drgeorgefahmy.com

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►  TOPICS

1. THE SCOPE AND NATURE OF MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

1.1 Definition of managerial Economics

1.2 Relationship of managerial Economics to other Fields of Study

1.3 The Theory of the Firm

1.4 The Nature and Function of Profits

1.5 The dynamic stability of equilibrium

Case Study # Collapse of wool prices in Australia.

Case Study # The Price Drop of Radio Stations in U.S.A.

2. TECHNIQUES OF ANALYSIS : OPTIMIZATION

2.1 Optimization and Other Techniques in Managerial Economics

2.2 Total, Average, and Marginal Economic Relationships

2.3 Optimization Analysis: Profit Maximization

2.4 The Maximization of multivariable functions

2.5 Constrained optimization (Lagrangian Multiplier)

Case Study # The Optimal Size of a hospital

Case Study # An alleged blunder in the stealth Bomber's design

3. RISK ANALYSIS

3.1 Meaning and Measurement of Risk

3.2 Incorporating Risk into Managerial Decisions

3.3 Decision Making Under Uncertainty

3.4 Constructing a utility function

3.5 Applications of the Maxi-min Rule

Case Study # Evaluating an investment in a new chemical plant

Case Study # Should Tamco oil corp. Drill a well?

4. REGRESSION ANALYSIS

4.1 Simple Regression Analysis

4.2 Multiple Regression Analysis

4.3 Problems in Regression Analysis

4.4 Interpreting the Computer Printout

4.5 Further analysis of the residuals

Case Study # Colour Balance of Polaroid Film

Case Study # Price and Market Share for a new electrical drive

5. DEMAND THEORY

5.1 The Demand for a Commodity

5.2 The Price Elasticity of Demand

5.3 The Income Elasticity of Demand

5.4 The cross-Price Elasticity of Demand

5.5 Using Elasticities in Managerial Decision Making

Case Study # Walt Disney Productions and attendance at theme parks

Case Study # The Demand Function for cigarettes (Phillip Morris)

6. DEMAND ESTIMATION AND FORECASTING

6.1 Marketing Research Approaches

6.2 Time-Series Analysis

6.3 Smoothing Techniques

6.4 Barometric Methods

6.5 Econometric Methods

Case Study # Estimating Qd of Fresh Premium salmon (Atlantic & Pacific)

Case Study # Forecasting the Demand for Blood Tests at N.C. hospital

7. PRODUCTION THEORY AND ESTIMATION

7.1 The Production Function

7.2 Production with One & Two variable inputs

7.3 Optimal Use of the Variable Input

7.4 Optimal Combination of Inputs

7.5 Returns to Scale and empirical Production Functions

Case Study # Determining The optimal horsepower for an oil pipeline

Case Study # The Telephone industry in Canada

8. COST THEORY AND ESTIMATION

8.1 Short-Run Cost Functions

8.2 Long-Run Cost Functions

8.3 Plant Size and Economies of Scale

8.4 Cost-Volume Profit Analysis and Operating Leverage

8.5 Empirical Estimation of Cost Functions

Case Study # The Spread of industrial robots in Japan and the U.S.A.

Case Study # How Harly-Davidson Co. has reduced costs of motorcycles

9. LINEAR PROGRAMMING

9.1 The Basic Concepts

9.2 Procedure for Formulating and Solving L.P. Problems

9.3 Linear Programming : Profit Maximization

9.4 Linear Programming : Cost Minimization

9.5 The Dual Problem and Shadow Prices

Case Study # The Development of CANON's personal copier

Case Study # Should we continue to make autos from steel?

10. MARKET STRUCTURE

10.1 Market Structure and Degree of Competition

10.2 Perfect Competition

10.3 Monopoly

10.4 Monopolistic Competition

10.5 Oligopoly

Case Study # The Comeback of the Xerox corporation

Case Study # How Heins distribute its ketchup locally and for export?

11. PRICING PRACTICES

11.1 Pricing of Multiple Products with Interdependent demands

11.2 Pricing and Outputs of Jointly Produced Products

11.3 Price Discrimination

11.4 Transfer Pricing

11.5 Pricing in Practice

Case Study # Pricing Aircrafts in Canada

Case Study # Pricing Disposable syringe in an oligopoly market

12. CAPITAL BUDGETING, PUBLIC GOODS, AND BENEFIT - COST ANALYSIS

12.1 Capital Budgeting : An Overview

12.2 The Capital Budgeting Process

12.3 The Cost of Capital

12.4 Public Goods

12.5 Benefit-Cost Analysis

Case Study # Estimating cash flows for developing an aircraft

Case Study # Deciding whether to install an automated manufacturing system

13. REGULATION AND ANTITRUST: THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN THE ECONOMY

13.1 Government Regulation to support business and to protect consumers, workers, and the environment

13.2 Externalities and Regulation

13.3 Public utilities Regulation

13.4 Antitrust: Government Regulations of Market Structure and Conduct

13.5 Enforcement of Antitrust Laws and The Deregulation Movement

Case Study # United Airlines purchase of PAN AM's pacific division

Case Study # How to protect intellectual property rights?

14. DISCUSSION & REVIEW.

 

 

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COURSE:   Engineering Economy (Finance)

Dr. George Fahmy, Professor of Economics

 

►  COURSE OBJECTIVE

Engineering economy, is a subset of Economics – concerned with the use and the application of economic theory and techniques – to the evaluation of engineering design alternatives.

The main role of E.E. is to assess the appropriateness of a given project, estimate its value, and justify it from an engineering stand point.

 

►  GRADING POLICY

Weekly quiz, in class participation, take home & lab assignments and term papers along semester - Final O. B. Exam.

 

►  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Punctuality, Readings of selected articles, use of world web, and computer skills.

 

►  TEXT

Engineering Economy, 6th edition

by: Leland Blank & Anthony Tarquin

McGraw-Hill

 

►  TOPICS

1. Basic concepts, terms, and graphics

1.1. Role of E.E. & Management science in decision making – under uncertainty

1.2. Definition and derivation of present-worth, based on geometric (escalating) series

1.3. Estimation and diagramming of cash flow

1.4. Case Study: Canned soup distribution

2. Determining a minimum attractive rate of return (nominal & effective)

2.1. Debt-Equity mix & Weighted average cost of capital

2.2. Effect of D.E. Mix on investment risk

2.3. Break even analysis & payback period

2.4. Case Study: Financing a home purchase

3. Rate-of-return evaluation for multiple options

3.1. R.O.R. of a Bond investment

3.2. Rate of Return on extra investment

3.3. Tabulation of incremental cash flow for several alternatives

3.4. Case Study: Using Decision Tree from sequential alternatives

4. Sensitivity analysis

4.1. Opportunity Cost approach to estimate parameters

4.2. Benefit / Cost Ratio evaluation

4.3. Economic variability & the expected value

4.4. Case Study: S.A. of Water Supply Plans

5. Depreciation and depletion model

5.1. Depreciation terminology & explanation

5.2. Depletion methods

5.3. Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System

5.4. Case Study: Freeway Lighting

6. Basics of income taxes

6.1. Fundamental tax relations for corporations & individuals

6.2. Estimating net cash flow – after tax

6.3. After-tax replacement techniques

6.4. Case Study : Egyptian Tax System

7. Inflation, cost estimation, and indirect cost allocation

7.1. Inflation terminology and the Present-Future worth computation

7.2. Capital – Recovery & Sinking – Fund calculations with inflation

7.3. Traditional indirect cost allocation and Variance

7.4. Case Study: Cost Estimates for optimizing Coagulant Dosage

8. Using excel functions pertinent to engineering economy 

 

 

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COURSE:   International Economics (Trade)

Dr. George Fahmy, Professor of Economics

 

►  COURSE OBJECTIVE

This course deals with the theory and practice of international economics ( trade ) and finance.

It has a great relevance in today's world and extremely powerful tool to understand the on going economic activities and political issues. As well as to explain some phenomena - in the world market.

 

►  GRADING POLICY

Weekly quiz, in class participation, take home & lab assignments and term papers along semester.

 

►  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Punctuality, Readings of selected articles, use of world web, and computer skills.

 

►  TEXT

Trade and development economics, Pori kasliwal south - western, college publishing co. 3rd. ed.

 

►  NOTE

●  Lecture notes & tutorial materials are available on the website: www.drgeorgefahmy.com

●  E-Mail:   students@drgeorgefahmy.com

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►  TOPICS

1. The international economic and the theory of trade.

2. The pure theory of international trade - supply side.

3. The pure theory of international trade - demand and supply side.

4. The dynamic factors in international trade (growth & development)

5. Trade restrictions.

6. GATT, QUIZ, Bilateral trade agreements and globalization.

7. The balance of payments.

8. Automatic adjustment in the balance of payment.

9. The foreign exchange market.

10. Adjustment policies

11. The international Monetary system.

 

 

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COURSE:   Microeconomics

Dr. George Fahmy, Professor of Economics

 

►  COURSE OBJECTIVE

This course aims to present in a systematic way, some of the basic analytical techniques or tools of economics.

Being highly abstract in nature – Microeconomics, even though - is not a stumbling block for many students.. It is rather interesting and fully illustrated with applied examples, slide show, video cases and other materials - in order to ensure the learning process by doing methodology.

 

►  GRADING POLICY

Weekly quiz, in class participation, take home & lab assignments and term papers along semester.

 

►  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Punctuality, Readings of selected articles, use of world web, and computer skills.

 

►  TEXT

Economics - by Samuelson & Nordhaus. 18th ed. Mc Graw - Hill. I rwin

 

►  NOTE

●  Lecture notes & tutorial materials are available on the website: www.drgeorgefahmy.com

●  E-Mail:   students@drgeorgefahmy.com

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►  TOPICS

1. Introduction to fundamentals.

2. Applications of supply & demand and elasticity.

3. Geometrical analysis of consumer equilibrium

4. Production and business organization.

5. Analysis of costs.

6. Perfectly competitive markets

7. Imperfect competition (Monopoly - Monopolistic competition and Oligopoly)

8. Factor Markets: labor, land, and capital.

Applied Microeconomic issues:

9. Comparative advantage and protectionism.

10. Government taxation and expenditure.

11. Promoting efficient markets.

12. Protecting environment (economic perspective)

13. Efficiency vs. equality: the big trade - off.

 

 

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COURSE:   Public Finance

Dr. George Fahmy, Professor of Economics

 

►  COURSE OBJECTIVE

The purpose behind this course is to help the students and take them to many aspects and frontiers of current economic issues. It provides a broad perspective on the role of the government in the economy. On the theoretical side, it integrates the analysis of government spending and taxing more closely with basic economic theory. On the empirical side, the most exciting feature is the widespread application of the tools of econometrics to understanding how expenditures and tax polices affect individual behavior and how the Government, itself sets its polices.

 

►  GRADING POLICY

Weekly quiz, in class participation, take home & lab assignments and term papers along semester.

 

►  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Punctuality, Readings of selected articles, use of world web, and computer skills.

 

►  TEXT

Public finance by Harvey S. Rosen - 4th Edition , IRWIN

 

►  NOTE

●  Lecture notes & tutorial materials are available on the website: www.drgeorgefahmy.com

●  E-Mail:   students@drgeorgefahmy.com

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1. Government at glance.

1.1 The legal framework

1.2 The size of the government.

1.3 Hidden costs of government.

1.4 Alternative views of government

2. Tools of public finance

2.1 Methods of empirical analysis

2.2 Positive and normative economics

2.3 The fundamental theorem of welfare economics

2.4 Pure exchange economy.

3. Market failure and public goods

3.1 Types of market failure

3.2 Efficient provision of public goods

3.3 The free rider problem

3.4 National defense

4. Externalities

4.1 The nature of externalities

4.2 Possible remedies

4.3 Auction pollution permits

4.4 New directions in environmental policy

5. Public choice

5.1 Majority voting rules.

5.2 Arrow's impossibility theorem

5.3 Explaining government growth

5.4 Bringing government under control

6. Income redistribution: Conceptual issues

6.1 Rationales for income redistribution

6.2 Problems in income measurement

6.3 Estimating effects on relative prices

6.4 Valuing in-kind transfers

7. Social insurance: unemployment (I), Medicare (II) and social security (III)

7.1 Structure of social insurance (I, II, III)

7.2 Reforming social insurance (I, II, III)

7.3 The importance of trust fond

7.4 Foreboding of bankruptcy

8. A framework for tax analysis

8.1 Taxation and income distribution

8.2 Taxation and efficiency

8.3 Efficient and equitable taxation

8.4 Optimal commodity taxation

 

 

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COURSE:   Macroeconomics

Dr. George Fahmy, Professor of Economics

 

►  COURSE OBJECTIVE

The purpose of this course is to present in a clear fashion and systematic manner, the theoretical core of Macroeconomics – as found in most intermediate text - for undergraduates.

The course - in a broad sense, focuses on definitions and concise presentation of the theory - supported by illustrative materials.

The course seeks to explain, analyse and answer variables - in question, since governments committing themselves to promoting maximum employment, production and prosperity. The teaching approach in this course is semi - traditional in most parts while it is liberal in the others.

 

►  GRADING POLICY

Weekly quiz, in class participation, take home & lab assignments and term papers along semester.

 

►  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Punctuality, Readings of selected articles, use of world web, and computer skills.

 

►  TEXT

Economics - by Samuelson & Nordhaus. 18th ed. Mc Graw - Hill. I rwin

 

►  NOTE

●  Lecture notes & tutorial materials are available on the website: www.drgeorgefahmy.com

●  E-Mail:   students@drgeorgefahmy.com

                    academy@drgeorgefahmy.com

 

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1. Overview of Macroeconomics and data

2. Measuring Economic activity.

3. Consumption & investment.

4. Business fluctuations and the theory of aggregate demand.

5. The Multiplier model.

6. Money, Banking, and financial markets.

7. Central Banking and Monetary policy.

8. The process of Economic growth.

9. The Challenge of Economic development.

10. Exchange rates and the int. Financial system.

11. Open - Economy Macroeconomics.

12. Unemployment and the foundations of aggregate supply.

13. Ensuring price stability and policies for growth

 

 

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COURSE:   International Business Management

Dr. George Fahmy, Professor of Economics

 

►  COURSE OBJECTIVE

This course in a broad perspective, can be taken as a prerequisite or supplement material for international finance, management, marketing and so forth. It helps the students to focus on the world wide aspects of each business functions in a global approach.

Methodology of this course goes beyond uncritical presentation and shallow explanation of the body of knowledge, it makes the arena of Int. Bus. Interesting and fascinating by making learning of the subject matter informative and accessible.

 

►  GRADING POLICY

Weekly quiz, in class participation, take home & lab assignments and term papers along semester - Final O. B. Exam.

 

►  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Punctuality, Readings of selected articles, use of world web, and computer skills.

 

►  TEXT

International Business (environments and operations) - 11th ed.

By: John D. Daniels, Lee H. Radebaugh, and Daniel P. Sullivan.

Pearson - Prentice Hall

 

►  NOTE

●  Lecture notes & tutorial materials are available on the website: www.drgeorgefahmy.com

●  E-Mail:   students@drgeorgefahmy.com

                    academy@drgeorgefahmy.com

 

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1. Globalization & Modes of International Business

1.1 Case - Globalization of Professional Sports.

1.2 Case - Carnival Cruise Lines.

2. Cultural Environments

2.1 Case - Adjusting Java Lounge.

2.2 Case - Anglo American in South Africa.

3. Political and Legal Systems

3.1 Case - China's Business Environment.

3.2 Case - Global Software Piracy.

4- International Economic Analysis

4.1 Case - McDonald's & Russia's Economic Transition.

4.2 Case - The BRIC's.

5- International Trade and Factor Mobility Theory

5.1 Case - Textile & Clothing Trade

5.2 Case - LukOil

6- Cross-national Cooperation & Regional Integration

6.1 Case - Toyota in Europe

6.2 Case - Wal-Mart de Mexico

7- Global Foreign Exchange & Capital Market

7.1 Case - Western-Union

7.2 Case - HSBC & the Peso Crises in Argentina

8- The Strategy of International Business (Export & Import)

8.1 Case - The Globalization of eBay

8.2 Case - Carrefour

9- Direct Investment & Collaborative Strategies

9.1 Case - International Airline Alliances

9.2 Case - FDI in South Africa

10- Organization of International Business

10.1 Case - Johnson & Johnson

10.2 Case - CISCO Systems

11- Global Marketing

11.1 Case - Avon

11.2 Case - GE Hungary

12- Multinational Finance Function

12.1 Case - Dell Mercosur

12.2 Case - Europe's Enron

13- IT & Global Supply Chain Management

13.1 Case - NeoPets

13.2 Case - A Career in International Business

 

 

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COURSE:   Economic Development

Dr. George Fahmy, Professor of Economics

 

►  COURSE OBJECTIVE

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the exciting and challenging subject of development economics, which draws on several branches of economics into the field - in order to elucidate and understand the development difficulties facing the economies of the world's poor countries.

It does not - however, provide a recipe or blue-print for development at all, but rather introduce plans and alternatives for efficient use of economic ingredients.

The teaching methodology of this course combines description and analysis with an emphasis on the elaboration of simple eco. Models. Finally, we make no apology, for the use of conventional economic theory in development economics.

 

►  GRADING POLICY

Weekly quiz, in class participation, take home & lab assignments and term papers along semester.

 

►  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Punctuality, Readings of selected articles, use of world web, and computer skills.

 

►  TEXT

A.P. Thirlwall, Growth and Development 5th ed.

 

►  NOTE

●  Lecture notes & tutorial materials are available on the website: www.drgeorgefahmy.com

●  E-Mail:   students@drgeorgefahmy.com

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►  TOPICS

1. Measuring and challenge of development economics.

2. The analysis of growth (production function & technical progress)

3. Factors in the development process: (models of complementarily between agriculture and & industry)

4. Obstacles to development.

5. Planning and the allocation of resources.

6. Sustainable development.

7. The choice of techniques.

8. Financing economic development.

9. Development and the environment.

10. Project appraisal, social cost - benefit analysis and shadow wages

11. Debt and development

12. International monetary assistance

 

 

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COURSE:   National & International Contemporary Issues

Dr. George Fahmy, Professor of Economics

 

►  COURSE OBJECTIVE

The main purpose behind this course is to provide a critical perspective to many aspects and frontiers of current socio-economic issues. On the theoretical side, it integrates the tools of economic analysis and principals of T.Q.M. more closely with governments' framework.

On the empirical side, the most exciting feature, is bringing the widespread applications into sharp focus, through seminars, video materials and visiting sites.

 

►  GRADING POLICY

Weekly quiz, in class participation, take home & lab assignments and term papers along semester.

 

►  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Punctuality, Readings of selected articles, use of world web, and computer skills.

 

►  TEXT

Websites & Academic references - by lecture.

 

►  NOTE

●  Lecture notes & tutorial materials are available on the website: www.drgeorgefahmy.com

●  E-Mail:   students@drgeorgefahmy.com

                    academy@drgeorgefahmy.com

 

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1. The tride of growth: equity, stability and legal institutions.

2. The position of the Egyptian Economy among Arab and African Countries.

3. Business ethics.

4. The extent of foreign investments on political economy.

5. The Middle-Eastern Community Market, and the positive impact of globalization.

6. Managing crisis - by recent techniques.

7. The sense of national security. Is it necessary to call for political transparency?

8. Stagnation of national culture. Is there a need for refinement, refashioning or renovation?

9. Morals and social values: anti-traditional criticism for future view.

10. The inevitability of change, and the ideological drafting to what's after novelty.

11. Ingenuity and secularism - Fundamentals and Obstacles.

12. Promoting environmental education, through enhancing sensation of fine arts and music.

13. The role of non-governmental agencies in re-qualifying the handicapped citizens, and activate the national perception of human rights.

 

المادة: قضايا معاصرة (اختيارى)

دكتور/ جورج فهمى - أستاذ الاقتصاد

 

الهدف

تسعى هذه المادة - فى محتواها التثقيفى، إلى تدريب الطلاب على كيفية استخدام ما تم دراسته من أدوات التحليل الاقتصادى ومبادئ الإدارة فى البحث التطبيقى للمشاكل الاقتصادية والاجتماعية والسياسة المعاصرة التى تتداخل فى حياة المواطن، وتؤثر إيجاباً وسلباً على سلوكه وإنتاجيته.

من هذا المنطلق فإن منهجية البحث العلمى سوف تعتمد فى المقام الأول على حرية التعبير - داخل حلقات النقاش وتنشيط الفكر النقدى، والتعامل مع الواقع المحلى والعالمى باقتحام عدد من المناطق المحظورة فى الفكر التقليدى

 

التقييم

يعتمد التقييم فى هذه المادة على: اختبارات أسبوعية، المشاركة الفاعلة داخل الفصل الدراسى، نماذج على الحاسب، ورقة بحثية فى نهاية الفصل.

 

المتطلبات

المواظبة الأسبوعية، قراءة الكتب والمقالات والبحث عن الجديد منها على الشبكة الدولية، ومتابعة وسائل الإعلام المسموعة والمرئية واستخلاص النتائج ودراستها.

 

بعض المراجع

فلسفة ابن رشد.

جرثومة التخلف واحتكار الحقيقة - للدكتور مراد وهبة.

المنطق الوضعى - للدكتور زكى نجيب محمود، مكتبة الأنجلو المصرية.

صدام الحضارات (إعادة صنع النظام العالمى) لصموئيل هنتجتون - للناشر سطور 2000.

نهاية التاريخ - لفرانسيس فوكوياما.

إدارة الأزمات - للدكتور محمد الحملاوى، جامعة عين شمس.

الاقتصاد التطبيقى فى إدارة الأعمال - للدكتور جورج فهمى - المكتبة الأكاديمية 2000.

العولمة وتعزيز الأمن القومى - للدكتور نبيل جامع، دار غريب 2000.

الإنسان والتنمية - البيئة وفلسفة الجمال - للدكتور عادل أبو زهرة.

عدد من المقالات العربية للدكتور جورج فهمى - فى جرائد الأهرام والاقتصادى والشرق الأوسط ومجلتى الديمقراطية والسياسة الدولية أهمها: تصور مستقبلى لاتحاد شرق أوسطى، مقومات التنمية الشاملة، الأفق التاريخى والديمقراطى للفكر العلمانى ... وغيرهم.

 

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الموضوعات

1- تأصيل الفكر الفلسفى للتنمية المستدامة - ومقوماتها: عدالة - توازن - مؤسسات.

2- موقع الاقتصاد المصرى بين الاقتصاديات العربية والإفريقية والعالمية.

3- القيم السلوكية والأخلاقية فى إدارة الأعمال.

4- آثار الاستثمار الأجنبى المباشر على الاقتصاد السياسى.

5- السوق الشرق أوسطية والبعد الإيجابى للعولمة.

6- تجارب محلية وعالمية لإدارة الأزمات.

7- الإفصاح السياسى ومفهوم الأمن القومى.

8- الثقافة القومية بين الجمود والتجديد.

9- قيم الصدام والتوافق مع العصر القادم.

10- حتمية التغيير وتهيئة الفكر العربى إلى ما بعد الحداثة.

11- مقومات ومعوقات الإبداع والعلمانية - فى الفكر العربى.

12- التعليم البيئى وتنمية الإحساس الجمالى بالفنون التشكيلية والموسيقية.

13- دور القطاع الأهلى فى تأهيل الكفاءات الوطنية وإعادة الوعى الغائب لدور ذوى الاحتياجات الخاصة - فى ضوء حقوق الإنسان.

 

 

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