IR 213: The Global Economy
For Fall 2012 I am teaching IR 213: The Global Economy. Figure out why paper money has value, how migration affects your job prospects, and whether the Greeks are going to take us all down with them. Also, pointers on how to get rich and how to save the world.
The syllabus for the course is here (Updated November 25). The course is difficult, but it is also awesome.
My office hours are Tues 8:30-10AM, Weds 10-11AM in SoS B9.
Lecture 1: Introduction
Lecture 2: Supply, Demand, Complements, Substitutes
Lecture 3: Comparative Advantage
Lecture 4: Terms of Trade
Lecture 5: Sources of Comparative Advantage
Lecture 6: Barriers to Trade
Lecture 7: Domestic Politics of Trade
Lecture 8: A Little Trade History
Lecture 9: Current Debates (See Kate's Slides)
Lecture 10: Trade and Development
Lecture 11: Review and Trade Wrap-Up
Lecture 12: Money
Lecture 13: Balance of Payments
Lecture 14: The IMF
Lecture 15: Financial Crises
Lecture 16: Writing
Lecture 17: Foreign Investment (1)
Lecture 18: Foreign Investment (2)
Lecture 19: Development Strategies
Lecture 20: Foreign Aid
Lecture 21: The World Bank
Lecture 22: The Political Economy of Migration
Lecture 23: The Cultural Politics of Migration
Lecture 24: Frontiers in the Global Economy
Global glut of solar panels, Chinese state owned enterprises and state-owned banks are going to take huge losses. File this under "picking winners is risky business."
This is an alternative to my lecture on the history of world trade. It covers a fair amount of things I don't -- and its pretty engaging. Since we blast through the history very quickly in class, I thought I would offer you some filling-in.
Check out this article on Russian oligarchs spendings millions on British lawyers. Law and order = comparative advantage.
Also, curious about how the US Sugar industry makes its case for continued protection? Check out this industry web page.