Feenstra and Taylor, International Economics, 4e

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LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately. Let's begin with student resources. Click the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for International Economics.

What resources are available for my students?

From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources, then Content by Type. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.


Discovering Data Exercises

Discovering Data problems expand on the material at the end of each chapter. The problems provide additional opportunities to directly link the student to real, up-to-date data to solve topical questions.


LaunchPad’s e-Book integrates the text with an assortment of media-powered learning tools, and a variety of customization options for students and instructors.


End of Chapter Quizzes

Every chapter is completed with a quiz that allows students to self-assess their comprehension of material.


Graded Homework

Graded Homework is available for every chapter of the text. These are a combination of multiple choice and interactive graphing questions. Perfectly suited for comprehensive end-of-chapter homework or simply for student practice. We offer the most realistic and flexible graphing tool on the market. In addition to their inclusion in homework, hundreds of additional graphing problems are available in the quiz banks for instructors to build their own assessments or add to ones that already exist.

Headlines Discussion Questions

Each of the Headlines features from the textbook is accompanied in LaunchPad by an assignable set of discussion and short answer questions.


LearningCurve Activities

Our game-like adaptive quizzing is available for every chapter/section of the text. Based on research on learning LearningCurve encourages students to actively participate in their learning and provides immediate feedback and reinforcement. LearningCurve questions are tagged directly to the text providing a tight integration with the material and both quality and quantity that truly distinguishes LearningCurve from the rest.

Because LearningCurve is a formative assessment and graded on completion many instructors have found that these quizzes are a perfect pre-lecture assignment that aids them in making the classroom more active, or flipped. LearningCurve is equally effective when used as a review element post-lecture. By making LearningCurve a small percentage of the overall grade instructors have found students come to class having regularly read and more prepared to apply the concepts to their learning.

Work It Out Tutorials

Work It Out Tutorials offer skill-building activities and tutorials that walk students through each step of solving an end-of-chapter problem using choice-specific feedback and video explanations for each step.

What resources are available for instructors?

From the same screen where you've been viewing student resources, you can scroll down to see those available to instructors. Let's now take a closer look at each.


Chapter Figures, Photos, and Tables

All image files are provided for use in class.

Image Slides

All illustrations from the text are provided as PPTs for use in class or for enhancing an existing PPT presentation.

Instructor's Resource Manual

The instructor's resource manual includes descriptions of chapter content, teaching tips, and in-class problem sets.

Lecture Slides

PPTs are provided for structuring class lectures. Fully editable, use them in total or use parts of them to enhance an existing PPT presentation.


Solutions Manual

Detailed solutions are provided for all end of chapter questions.

Test Bank

The Test Bank provides a wide range of questions appropriate for assessing your students’ comprehension, interpretation, analysis, and synthesis skills. The Test Bank offers multiple-choice, true/false, and short-answer questions designed for comprehensive coverage of the text concepts.