This course will examine the causes and consequences of globalization. This includes studying topics such as trade, immigration, foreign direct investment, and offshoring. The impact of these forms of globalization on welfare, wages, employment, and inequality will be a focal point. Throughout we will rely on economic principles, models, and empirical tools to explain and examine these contentious issues.
The Class: Type: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: problem sets, two midterms, and a final paper and presentation
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: ECON 110
Distributions: Division II;
Attributes: GBST Economic Development Studies Electives; MAST Interdepartmental Electives; POEC International Political Economy Courses