ECON E-1317 The Economics of Emerging Markets: Asia and Eastern Europe
Spring Term 2016 CRN 24054
This course concentrates on the growth and development of the emerging economies in Asia and Eastern Europe—the front-runners of the global economy. While the world is attracted to their promise of strong growth opportunities, abundant low-cost labor, and a rising middle class, upon closer examination we find the landscape is fraught with challenges and complex risk. Focusing on China, India, other Southeast Asian emerging countries, and the entire post-Soviet region, we examine approaches to support further economic adjustments, to develop new high-tech trajectories, and to strengthen regional economic integration. We also examine opportunities available to international firms for successful business operation in these emerging markets. Students research and present studies about the nature of the rapid economic transformations these countries are currently undergoing, including the most recent economic policy strategies.