|Aug 23||First Day|
|Aug 25||Classification of Economic Systems--Gardner, ch. 1--- outline|
|Aug 30||Measuring National Income --Gardner, ch. 2--- outline|
|Sept 1||Living Standards, Income Inequality-- Gardner, ch. 2--- outline|
|Sept 6||Unemployment and Inflation--Gardner, ch. 2--- outline|
II. Economic Systems
|Sept 8||Capitalism--Gardner, ch. 3 and Roubini, "Is Capitalism Doomed?"--- outline|
|Sept 13||Capitalism, completed
Katelyn Lacy presents Jagdish Bhagwati & Peter Sutherland. The Doha Round: setting a deadline, defining a final deal.
|Sept 15|| Socialism--Gardner,
TERM PAPER TOPICS AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES DUE
|Sept 20||Economic Development--Gardner,
ch. 5 --
Nancy Rich presents Andrei Shleifer, State versus Private Ownership
|Sept 22||Economic Development
Eshna Chapagain presents Daron Acemoglu, et al, The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation.
Sept. 27 -- FIRST EXAMINATION, TEXT CHAPTERS 1-5
III. The Western Hemisphere
|Oct. 6|| United States
Kathryn Eisner presents Molly F. Sherlock. Reducing the Budget Deficit: Tax Policy Options
|Oct 11||Latin America--Gardner, ch. 8--- outline|
IV. Western Europe
|Oct 13||Introduction to Europe--Gardner, ch. 9 and George Soros, "How to Resolve the Euro Crisis"--- outline|
|Oct 18||Introduction to Europe, continued|
|Oct 20||Great Britain and Germany--Gardner, ch. 10 and ch. 11--- outline and outline. Stephen Perry presents Michael C. Burda and Jennifer Hunt. What Explains the German Labor Market Miracle in the Great Recession?|
|Oct 25|| France and Sweden--Gardner,
ch. 12 and ch.
13--- outline and outline
Allison Pokky presents David Rae. Getting Better Value for Money from Sweden’s Healthcare System.
October 27 -- SECOND EXAMINATION, TEXT CHAPTERS 6-13
V. Central Eurasia
|Nov 1||Economic History of Central Eurasia--Gardner, ch. 14-- outline|
|Nov 3||Guest Speaker: Ron
Donigan, VP of Nestlé,
based in Vevey, Switzerland
|Nov 8||Economics of Central Planning--Gardner, ch. 15--- outline|
|Nov 10||Market Transition--Gardner, ch. 17--- outline|
VI. Asia and Africa
|Nov 15||Introduction to Asia--Gardner,
Fangshi Lin presents Max Corden, The Asian Crisis: a Perspective after Ten Years.
|Nov 17||Japan--November 20--Gardner, ch. 19--- outline|
OPTIONAL TERM PAPERS DUE
|Nov 25-29||THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS|
|Nov 29||China, continued|
ch. 21--- outline
Rose Moore presents Miguel Nino-Zarazua et al., Social protection in sub-Saharan Africa: Will the green shoots blossom?
Ian Hughes presents Nathan Nunn and Diego Puga. Ruggedness: The Blessing of Bad Geography in Africa.
DECEMBER 12 (2:00-4:00PM) -- THIRD EXAMINATION--CHAPTERS 14-21