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Syllabus (Link to Spring 2014 Syllabus)

Date

Topic

1-22

Introduction to the Course: What is Globalization (the Global Economy)?

1-27

Initial Discussion of Globalization: What are the Forces behind it, what are its Consequences?

1-29

Session on Research with Reference Librarian James Burke (Williston 619)

1-31

A Race through History I: Ancient Empires, the Middle Ages, and the Age of Discovery

2-3

A Race through History II: The Age of Imperialism and Colonialism .

2-5

Two World Wars and the Great Depression

2-6

Paper Deadline One

2-7

Bretton Woods and the Golden Age of Capitalism

2-10

Global Economic Crises: The Oil Crisis, Third World Debt Crisis, and Asian Financial Crisis

2-12

The Recent Global Financial and Economic Crisis

2-17

Smith's Invisible Hand

2-18

Paper Deadline Two

2-19

Neo-Classical Equilibrium Theory

2-21

Neo-Classical Equilibrium Theory II

2-24

Keynesian Economics and the Circular Flow Model of the Economy

2-26

Review

2-28

First Midterm

3-3

Monetary and Fiscal Policy

3-5 International Trade and Finance: Comparative Advantage, Balance of Payments and

3-6

Paper Deadline Three

3-10

Marx's Theory of Capital Accumulation

3-12

Theories of Imperialism and Dependency

3-13

Paper Deadline Four

3-24

Neo-Liberalism, Multinational Corporations, and Economic Growth and Development

3-25

Paper Deadline Five

3-26

The Washington Consensus: The IMF, The World Bank and Economic Development

3-31

The WTO and Global Trade

4-2

Review

4-4

Second Midterm Exam

4-7

The Recent Global Crisis

4-9

Current Debates about Economic Policy

4-10

Paper Deadline Six

12-6

Europe: Economic Integration and the Introduction of the Euro

4-14

Chile: A Case Study

4-16

Global Inequalities

4-17

Paper Deadline Seven

4-18

Global Inequalities Continued

4-21

Global Environmental Degradation

4-21

Global Environmental Degradation Continued

4-17

Paper Deadline Eight

4-21

Global Governance and the G20: Is Social and Ecological Sustainability on a Global Scale a Possibility?