Economics in International Affairs: Understanding the Global Economy Today

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Economics in Int'l Affairs I

Spring 2021

Taught By: David Lamoureux

Section: A

CRN: 3385

Credits: 3

Questions about contemporary challenges - why is the unemployment impact of the pandemic higher in some countries than others, do tax cuts generate economic growth, and many more – have been studied by economists for decades. This course aims to introduce students to basic economic concepts and often contentious theories used to analyse the workings of the economy and address these questions. It covers: (i) the economy -- its scope, its measurement, its institutional structures, its governance, and its evolution in a national and international context; (ii) markets and market failure - the functioning of markets and where markets either fail or do not exist; (iii) competing theories and paradigms - the determinants of economic activity, international trade and growth, and how these have informed modern policy debates at home and abroad. Throughout the course, we will address the various specific challenges that national governments and international organizations face at every turn, and evaluate the arguments and methods by which they have proposed to resolve them.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 22

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 11:54pm 4/13/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/21/2021 - 5/6/2021