Spring 2020 - ECON 102 D100
The World Economy (3)
Class Number: 6705
Delivery Method: In Person
An overview of the broad economic trends in the development of the world economy over the last five decades with reference to the major debates related to economic interdependence, development and growth, globalization, and the role of the major multilateral economic institutions (IMF, World Bank, OCED, ILO, UN). (lecture/tutorial) Breadth-Social Sciences.
This breadth course will cover two main topics:
1. Understanding globalization: The invention of the steam engine had large impacts on globalization and so has the internet. Understanding the different phases of globalization is telling us a lot about international specialization, development policies and who is gaining/losing from globalization. It also helps understanding where globalization is heading.
2. The future of work: some people are optimistic about the future of work; others are pessimistic that there won’t be enough jobs to go around. We’ll review what we know today about how technology is shaping work and the labor force. This course provides an introduction to these two broad issues that are likely to shape up the world economy over the next decades and that are relevant to all social sciences, history, business, communication and to anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the world economy.
There is no required textbook for this course and no weekly tutorial. The relevant material will be in the form of online readings, podcasts and videos.
Students with credit for Economics courses at the 200 (or higher) division (excluding Econ 200 and 205) may not take Econ 102 for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.
- Midterm 35%
- Final exam 50%
- In-class participation and questions 15%
- These grading weights are subject to changes to be announced during the first week of classes.
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