Spring 2011 not offered
This course will critically examine the current wave of economic globalization. We will compare it to previous periods of global economic integration and carefully examine its defining features. We will then study the economic case for globalized capital and goods markets and weigh these arguments against the criticisms of the antiglobalization or global justice movements. Next, we will look at the functioning of the three dominant global economic institutions, the IMF, World Bank, and WTO, and critically assess the role they have played in the globalization process. We will also look at the role of multinational corporations (MNCs) in this process. We will then critically assess the potential for implementing global regulations, such as labor standards, to ensure more equitable outcomes for the world's poorest people. Finally, we will examine existing, nongovernmental social and institutional innovations, such as fair trade and microfinance, that work within market-based frameworks to provide economic opportunity for the least well-off.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: ECON300 AND ECON302
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON)(ENVS)
Bhagwati, Jagdish. IN DEFENSE OF GLOBALIZATION
Stiglitz, Joseph. MAKING GLOBALIZATION WORK
Rodrik, Dani. HAS GLOBALIZATION GONE TOO FAR?
Harrison, Ann, et al. GLOBALIZATION AND POVERTY
Hoekman, Bernard. THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE WORLD TRADING SYSTEM
Boyce, James, et al. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly reading responses, 1 page each; active class participation in structured discussions.
One presentation of 15-20 minutes, or partnered presentation of 30-40 minutes.
One final paper, 15-25 pages double-spaced.
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