Global Black Markets

Schools of Public Engagement: Global, Urban, & Environmental

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Global Black Markets
Spring 2024
Taught By: Gabriel Vignoli
Section: A

CRN: 14379

Credits: 4

What is the black market? Increasingly relevant in national economies and transnational flows of capital, the black market has been defined as the space where informal, illegal, shadow and generally unsanctioned economic activities take place beyond and against the purview of the state; yet on the other hand it is also said to be more efficient and effective than the official market precisely because it is not subjected to excessive regulation. This course aims at highlighting the genealogy, workings and effects of the black market on local, national and transnational economies. Firstly, it provides the tools to read the black market in relation to the state through an analysis of the informal economy in capitalist and socialist economies. Secondly, it studies transnational markets of drugs, weapons, organs and commodities. Lastly it focuses attention on how what was once seen as a peripheral phenomenon is occupying an ever more central role in the economy at large, thus becoming the backbone for the viability of some national economies.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global, Urban, & Environmental (GLUE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 10:38pm EDT 4/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 312
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024