ECON 3377 World Economy: Gold Standard to Globalization (Fall/Spring: 3 )
This course explores the history and functioning of international monetary arrangements and economic relations from the early twentieth century to the present day. What was the role of the Gold Standard in the Great Depression? Why did the Bretton Woods regime of fixed exchange rates collapse at the beginning of the 1970s? Why did European countries decide to form a monetary union? How does European monetary unification affect policy interactions between the U.S. and Europe? What are the consequences of financial and trade globalization? The course will explore these questions by combining history, political economy, and economic theory.
Instructor(s): Fabio Ghironi
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13