ECON-236   Emerging Economies: BRIC

This course examines the economies of key emerging nations: China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, and the Russian Federation. The course will start with an overview of the global economy and the international financial system. Students will consider how legal, technological, political, and cultural environments influence economic and business relations between countries. The benefits of trade, national trade policies and international cooperation will all be explored. Each of the five emerging nations will be examined within this broad context, focusing on relevant economic history, transition to a market-oriented economy, current institutions, opportunities, and challenges. Prerequisite: Economics 151 or 221 and 222. (Economics 222 may be taken concurrently with this course.) This course satisfies requirements for the global and historical studies core category.