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Economics (ECON)

ECON 437W Multinationals and the Globalization of Production (3) This course will focus on trade, multinationals and offshoring, and explore their implications for the U.S. and developing countries.

ECON 437W Multinationals and the Globalization of Production (3)

This seminar examines the international economy and the effects of multinational activity on globalization.

Some of the key questions that will be examined include:
Is globalization really a new phenomenon?
Is it irreversible?
What are the effects on wages and inequality?
What are the effects on production and innovation?

These questions will be addressed through a careful reading of the historical timeline, an extensive analysis of capital flows, multinational enterprises and development. Students are expected to synthesize their findings into a final paper and present what they have learned to the class.

The Economics Department seeks to provide students with a series of seminar courses in each of seven broad fields in the discipline; this is a course in the field of Trade.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: ECON 433

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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