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Fall 2012 - 62245 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Global Economic Governance

Instructor(s): Weaver, Catherine
Unique Number: 62245
Day & Time: M 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: SRH 3.316/350
Waitlist Information:For LBJ Students: UT Waitlist Information
Final Exam Information:December 12, 2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm SRH 3.122
Course Overview

Topics for these policy seminars have included environmental and natural resources policy, health-service delivery policy, social welfare policy, transportation policy, science and technology policy, international affairs, national security, urban and regional growth policy, and political campaigns.


Section Description

This class will examine the politics of global economic governance, focusing on how global norms, rules and formal international institutions (such as the G20, WTO, and IMF) facilitate cooperation and mitigate conflict in the world economy. We will survey the history and architecture of international institutions constructed by states to prevent instability and promote stable growth in international trade, money, finance, and development. Our specific focus will be on the current challenges facing global economic governance during and after the 2007-08 financial crisis. Our broader objective is to attain a sufficient level of historical and contemporary knowledge of global economic governance to be fully versant in contemporary policy debates and to provide critical analyses of the relevance, legitimacy and effectiveness of these global institutions today.   Students in this class will hone their data and policy analysis skills through a series of group and in-class exercises as well as a primary research report.