What drives economic growth in a globalized world? This course focuses on the economic forces and the policy responses that are relevant for business and investment strategies. Specific topics include the meaning and measures of national and international economic activity; what determines which emerging markets develop and grow, while others stagnate; what drives booms and recessions, how they are propagated globally, and how government policy responds; monetary policy and its effect on financial institutions and credit markets; government liabilities and how markets react to government debt; what determines trade deficits and surpluses, and the relative strength of a currency. The course provides a high-level overview to aid business planning, investment strategies, and policy analysis.
This is a lecture and case-based course, with group projects and a final exam.
Social Impact Pathway - Policy