Fall 2007 Course Description

Advanced Policy Economics

Section Title: Globalization
Instructor(s): Eugene Gholz
Course: P A 393L - Advanced Policy Economics
(previously Political Economy II)
Unique Number: 65777
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: SRH 3.110
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This course fulfills requirements for the following specialization(s):

Description: This course introduces students to a range of economic foreign policy tools and the institutions and processes through which the U.S. government chooses its foreign economic policy. The goal is to familiarize students with the toolbox of economic statecraft, specifically including trade negotiating strategies, economic sanctions, and foreign aid. The course integrates international economics and legislative and bureaucratic politics, and it covers issues including trade deficits, anti-dumping rules, WTO negotiations, agricultural subsidies, regional trade agreements, regulation of foreign direct investment, sanctions policies to promote market access and enforcement of political agreements and norms (e.g., on human rights and democracy), and foreign policy influences on political and economic development. At the end of the course, each student should understand the conditions under which various policy tools are likely to be appropriate and successful. Each student will also have several opportunities to practice policy-style writing and presentations, the bread-and-butter activities of staffers and policy analysts working on the "politics and process" of American foreign economic policy.

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