15.218 Global Economic Challenges and Opportunities


Class Info

Analyzes the causes, effects and policy responses to major global economic issues. Focuses on financial crises, beginning with historical examples in emerging markets and building up to recent crises. Also focuses on current economic debates and challenges facing countries around the world. Possible topics include unsustainable debt, European union, aging populations, global warming, inequality and poverty, oil and commodity markets, international institutions, and the implications of rapid growth in the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) and "frontier" economies. Some background in international economics recommended.

This class has no prerequisites.

15.218 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by A. Orphanides.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in E62-250.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

You can find more information at the Forbes Courses site or on the 15.218 Stellar site.

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