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ECON 372 The Political Economy of Oil (4)

This course examines oil’s influence on the global economy.  Topics discussed include: the evolving structure of the oil industry beginning in the 1930s and up to the contemporary era, OPEC, the market for oil and energy derivatives, and how oil abundance has influenced the institutional structure of some of the largest oil exporters such as Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Venezuela, Iran, Russia and Norway.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Social Sciences
  • Prerequisite: ECON 132
  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Taylor

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