Fall 2006 Course Description

Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Section Title: Foreign Economic Policy
Instructor(s): Eugene Gholz
Course: P A 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
(previously Seminar in Topics in Public Policy)
Unique Number: 65310
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: SRH 3.110
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This course fulfills requirements for the following specialization(s):

Description: This course introduces students to a range of economic foreign policy tools. The goal is to familiarize students with the toolbox of economic statecraft, specifically including trade negotiating strategies, economic sanctions, and foreign aid. The course integrates international economics and legislative and bureaucratic politics, and it covers issues including trade deficits, anti-dumping rules, WTO negotiations, agricultural subsidies, regional trade agreements, strategic stockpiles like the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and foreign policy influences on political and economic development. At the end of the course, each student should understand the conditions under which various policy tools are likely to be appropriate and successful. Each student should also be able to explain the research strategies that allow analysts and policy-makers to evaluate and predict the effectiveness of different policy instruments.

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