BUS-G494 Public Policy and the International Economy
The goal of this class is to help students develop a sound understanding of the basic elements of international trade and finance and the effects of various international economic policies on domestic and world welfare. Topics on international trade will include the potential gains and losses from free trade agreements, the inclusion of labor standard in international trade agreements, globalization and its consequences on income distribution, and the global business practices within the bounds of anti-corruption laws. International agreements on regional trade liberalization (such as EU and NAFTA) and on multilateral trade liberalization (e.g., WTO) will be highlighted. Topics on international finance will include foreign investment, capital control, balance of trade, debt management, determination of foreign exchange rates, and international monetary system.