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INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE

SISU-320
Topics in Global Economy (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics including global political economy, international monetary and financial relations, and international trade and investment relations. May be taken A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-220.

SISU-320
002
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global Economy (3)

Economic Inequality and Development

This course provides an analysis of economic inequality, including its definition and measurement; historical patterns and relationship to economic development; the role of technological, social, political, and economic determinants; and alternative policy prescriptions for ameliorating it. Theories, empirical evidence, and case studies for both advanced and developing countries are included.

SISU-320
001
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global Economy (3)

International Trade Relations

The major contemporary foreign trade and international investment policy issues confronting the United States. Geographic and functional issues are analyzed in both economic and political terms.

SISU-320
002
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global Economy (3)

From Communism to Capitalism

Beginning in the late 1980s, much of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union undertook a fundamental transition from centrally planned to market-based economies, together with a series of dramatic political changes. This course examines the very different paths that transition took across countries, the determinants of success or failure of the transition process, and the implications for countries currently engaged in their own reform process, such as China, Myanmar, and Cuba.

SISU-320
003
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global Economy (3)

Growth and Development Challenges of the East Asia-Pacific Region

Since the 1950s, the economies of the Asia-Pacific have generally performed "miraculously", especially compared with the rest of the world. Political scientists and economists have offered various and often opposing explanations for East Asia's high growth, with a large part of the debate centered on the role of the state in the economic development of East Asia (Japan; Korea). Therefore, starting with an overview of the performance of East Asian economies, this course examines the development economic strategies, policies, and models of the major economies in the region. Topics covered include: the miracle vs. myth controversy surrounding the economic performance of the East Asian tigers; East Asia's financial crisis, recovery, efforts to restructure and reduce vulnerability to external shocks, and quest to raise and sustain growth in the future; China's reform, economic ascent and integration within the world economy; the transition from plan to market for Asian transition economies of East Asia - (Vietnam, Mongolia and Myanmar); regional economic cooperation.