International Economic Policymaking During Crises Winter 2023

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This course will provide a practical introduction to international economic policymaking, with a focus on the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Through guest speakers and case studies, students will learn about the roles of these institutions in the response to recent economic crises. Students will also gain practical insight into the policymaking process and receive training in policy memo writing and briefings. After a brief overview of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, the course will explore three economic crises in depth, with opportunities for students to practice policy writing and briefing skills.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 12
Expected: NA
Class#: 1239
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Short paper and final project or presentation (Written policy memo and oral briefing)
Prerequisites: One course in political science, economics, or history. The course will focus on practical policy skills and will not require advanced coursework in economics.
Enrollment Preferences: If overenrolled, preference will be determined based on short paragraph explaining interest in exploring internships and careers in public service.
Unit Notes: Arathi Rao '06 is Advisor to the US Executive-Director to the International Monetary Fund. A Fulbright and NSF grant recipient, she holds an MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School, and worked for the World Bank, think tanks, and US government agencies.
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
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