15.218 Global Economic Challenges and Opportunities


Class Info

Analyzes the causes, effects and policy responses to recent major global economic issues. Analyzes financial crises, beginning with historical examples and building up to develop the tools to assess current vulnerabilities around the world. Focuses on current economic debates and challenges in a range of countries. Possible topics include globalization, low interest rates, unsustainable debt, banking deglobalization, aging populations, inequality and poverty, oil and commodity markets, monetary and fiscal policy mix, international institutions, and the global impact of developments in major economies. 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 8:30 PM to 10:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in E62-250.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

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