Spring 2007 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
The transition of the formerly centrally planned and bureaucratically managed economies of the now-defunct Soviet bloc to market economies based on private property and individual initiative is an event unparalleled in history. The course begins by examining carefully the early period of transition, focusing on the legacies and initial conditions, and traces the progress of transition countries over the last decade and a half. Issues considered include macroeconomic stabilization, privatization, and financial sector reform. China is studied as a special case of transition to a more market-oriented economy.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: ECON101 OR ECON110
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON)(REES-Lang/Lit/C)(REES-Social Sci)
Transition Report 2005, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 2005
|Examination and Assignments: |
Each student will choose one transition country to study in detail during the term and prepare a final research paper dealing with an issue of concern in that country. Throughout the term, short assignments to facilitate classroom discussion and several position papers will be assigned.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students who complete ECON 265 cannot receive credit towards the econ or MECO major for ECON 365, or vice versa depending on your needs for major credit.