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Economics (ECON)

ECON 438W Winners and Losers from Globalization (3) The economic effects of globalization on individuals, governments, nation- states and business.

ECON 438W Winners and Losers from Globalization (3)

This seminar explores the various effects of globalization on individuals in the United States and abroad. It integrates material from a variety of sub-disciplines in economics, including international trade, international finance, growth theory, labor economics, industrial organization, and political economy. Discussion of each core topic is model-based and informed by empirical evidence from the recent economic literature. The objectives of the course are to (1) deepen students' understanding of the basic forces at play as globalization takes place, and their implications for individuals' well-being; (2) sharpen students' ability to critically evaluate policy issues, both theoretically and empirically; and (3) develop students' ability to craft tightly reasoned economic reports.

This course is an applied seminar in international economics. The impact of globalization is explored from a cost-benefit perspective. Winners and losers are identified using the tools and framework of economics. The instructional and educational objectives are to provide in-depth analysis of the consequences of globalization in the context of an advanced seminar. The course objectives are to analyze the winners and losers from globalization.

This is a course in the field of international economics. The course will count toward both the major and minor in economics.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: ECON 433 andECON 490

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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