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ECON 355 The World Economy (4)

This course examines the historical evolution and dynamics of global capitalism, from the Great Divergence around the 1750s to the contemporary area. It focuses on competing perspectives on the rise and fall of nations and the interplays of these nations through global unequal exchange. Topics include globalization waves and cycles; technological and institutional forces of development and underdevelopment; international trade and monetary relations; and global governance.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Social Sciences
  • Prerequisite: ECON 132
  • Offering: Alternate Years
  • Instructor: Knight, Liang, Mascarenhas

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