Courses: Economics of Transition & Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe (ECONH241B01)

Spring 2009

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the process of transition of former socialist countries from centrally-planned to market economies and their accession into the European Union (EU) with the eventual goal of adopting the euro as the currency. Special emphasis will be given to the experiences of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania. In the context of transition, the course will cover issues related to political transformation, macroeconomic stabilization, privatization, and structural reforms in the fiscal sector, banking and financial sectors, and the labor market.

Prerequisites: Intro Micro and Macroeconomics.

Fulfills: SO I

Department

Economics (Web site)

Taught By

Biswajit Banerjee (Profile)

Meeting Times

MW 2:30-4:00