Catalog 2021-2022

ECO 689 Contemporary Global Economic Issues

The course aims to provide business students with a broad overview of key topics in international macroeconomics and finance. The following aspects will be emphasized in the course: drivers of long-term economic growth and development; challenges posed by natural resource abundance; international business cycle fluctuations; cross-border interdependence and spillover; causes and consequences of global imbalances; and key aspects of international finance -  exchange rates, currency crises, and global monetary system. This course will emphasize applications - usage of basic frameworks of economics to analyze and understand real economic developments.