15.218 Global Economic Challenges and Opportunities


Class Info

Analyzes the causes, effects and policy responses to recent major global economic issues. Studies financial crises, beginning with historical examples and building up to develop the tools to assess current vulnerabilities in countries around the world. Focuses on current economic debates in the headlines?so topics vary each year. Possible topics include globalization, currency wars, monetary and fiscal policy, unsustainable debt, aging populations, inequality and poverty, oil and commodity markets, international institutions, and financial contagion. Some background or coursework 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 K. Forbes.

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 Kristin J. Forbes - MIT Personal Faculty site.

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