REE 335 • Comparative Economic Systems
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Two major sets of countries are examined to explore alternative growth policies and experiences: the economies in transition that were formerly centrally planned, and the economies of Western and Central Europe that belong to the enlarged European Union, with consideration of how a multinational economic system is emerging through the EU experience. Japan is considered as a deviant example of mature capitalism, China as a deviant transition economy, and India as an example of the restructuring experience of the less developed economies.
Each student will prepare a paper of 4 pages double-spaced analysis of four topics to be assigned during the term. These will count for 68% of the grade, assuming consistent attendance and participation. Failure to attend and participate will result in deductions. The final examination will count for 32% of the grade.
David Kennett A New View of Comparative Economics 2004 Southwestern 2nd Edition World Bank Transition: The First Ten Years 2002 The World Bank Deidre McCloskey, Economical Writing