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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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NBA 5050 - America, Business and International Political Economy Part I


     
Fall (first seven weeks). 2 credits. Letter grades only (no audit).

Co-meets with AEM 3547 /DSOC 3547 /GOVT 3547 /ILRIC 3547 .

P. Katzenstein.

Do you want to learn the discussion-based case method as taught at the Harvard Business School? Do you want to learn how to write a long research paper? Do you not want to take a final examination? If you answer these questions affirmatively, this course may be for you. We are told often that American primacy is in decline and that other powers are rising. What does this mean when we examine the experience of Government and Business in different countries around the world?  Is the international political economy a hydraulic system in which some units rise and others fall? Are the dynamics of the international political economy all pointing in one direction? Or are they marked by cross-currents?  This course seeks answers to these questions by teaching the basics of macro-economics, examining a range of powerful states (among others China, India, Russia and Japan) and persisting issues (financial globalization and foreign investment; oil and OPEC; trade and aid) as they play themselves out in different countries (such as Malaysia, Korea; Saudi Arabia, Nigeria; Mexico, Brazil, Uganda, Indonesia).



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