GECO

6154

Transition Economies:societies of post-socialist Europe and former Soviet Union

New School for Social Research: Economics

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Transition Economies

Fall 2020

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 8863

Credits: 3

"This seminar dives into critical evaluation of the post-socialist transformation of the economies of Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union. The course follows dynamic history of these economies and the 20th century Soviet socialist system. The reforms of early 1990s, rushed as a quick switch from plan to market, ushered new social and economic paradigms in the background of wide-scale deterioration of living standards and rising uncertainty over sustainable growth. The massive scale transformation led to creation of new socio-economic systems, where legacy ideals of state and communal responsibility are thrust against unforgiving realities of capitalism. Guided by historical analysis, specific discussions will address macroeconomic policy alongside issues of limited industrial diversification, increasing financialization, social reforms, problems of poverty, inequality, migration, and others. Covering the main concepts of transition economics field, this class attempts to integrate the study of post-socialist economies within the broader framework of contemporary scholarship on economic development. This seminar dives into critical evaluation of the post-socialist transformation of the economies of Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union. The course follows dynamic history of these economies and the 20th century Soviet socialist system. The reforms of early 1990s, rushed as a quick switch from plan to market, ushered new social and economic paradigms in the background of wide-scale deterioration of living standards and rising uncertainty over sustainable growth. The massive scale transformation led to creation of new socio-economic systems, where legacy ideals of state and communal responsibility are thrust against unforgiving realities of capitalism. Guided by historical analysis, specific discussions will address macroeconomic policy alongside issues of limited industrial diversification, increasing financialization, social reforms, problems of poverty, inequality, migration, and others. Covering the main concepts of transition economics field, this class attempts to integrate the study of post-socialist economies within the broader framework of contemporary scholarship on economic development. "

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Economics (GECO)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:40am 7/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Date Range: 9/4/2020 - 12/18/2020