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PSCI 284
The Politics of Economic Crises Fall 2020
Division II

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The dominant world economies — the USA, China, and the European Union — are responding to the economic risks that might arise from the coronavirus with what have become the standard responses to economic crises. They are using debt to create liquidity, demand, and uphold credit markets. As a background to understanding the reasons for and histories of these policies, this course will read several important books that deal with the Great Depression, the financial crisis a decade ago, and the risks of debt.
The Class: Format: seminar; Taught Remotely
Limit: 15
Expected: 10
Class#: 2595
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Two papers of 8-10 pages are required, along with careful reading of the books.
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Preferences: Political Science majors.
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: PSCI Comparative Politics Courses

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