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Shakespeare and Markets

In this course, we will discuss how lessons from Shakespeare's plays can provide insight into human behavior in today's financial markets as well as other marketplaces, such as ones for ideas, politics, policy and technology. Plays will include The Tempest, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and others. We will draw lessons about policy errors, cultural and political dislocation, regime changes, demographic conflicts etc. in current financial, political and macroeconomic environments. We will also talk about human biases in decision-making, and how these transcend cultural and historic

International Finance

Analysis of the determinants of international capital movements, trade imbalances, and nominal and real exchange rates. Policy debates such as the foreign indebtedness of the United States, emerging market debt crises, exchange-rate-based inflation stabilization, and balance-of-payment crises. Pre-requisites: ECON372 or 205D and 210D. One course.

Emerging Markets: Finance, Trade, Institutions and the World Economy

Analyzes rise of emerging markets/economies and their new role in the context of global economy. Focus on post-1970s growth of countries such as China, India, South Korea, Chile, Mexico, and Brazil (and/or other countries according to students' interests) with particular emphasis on financial, industrial/trading and institutional aspects, linking such rise to the emergence of vast global economic imbalances and new trend in capital and trade flows of the last decade.

International Trade

Topics include United States trade policies and protectionism, the North American Free Trade area, trade and economic relations with industrialized countries, policies toward developing countries and multilateral institutions, macroeconomic policy coordination, and relations with Europe. Director of Undergraduate Studies consent required. Offered through Duke in New York Program. Pre-requisites: ECON201D. One course.

International Trade

Topics include United States trade policies and protectionism, the North American Free Trade area, trade and economic relations with industrialized countries, policies toward developing countries and multilateral institutions, macroeconomic policy coordination, and relations with Europe. Pre-requisites: ECON201D. One course.

The Economic and Political Performance of Civilizations

Critical survey of theories concerning the economic and political development of major civilizations, with an emphasis on the causes of differences that took shape and persisted over long time periods. The theories covered address the roles of institutions, cultures, legal systems, beliefs, family structures, religions, institutions, technologies, geography, and natural resources. Interactions between economic and political development. Pre-requisite: ECON201D, or instructor consent. One course.

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