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

Spring 2014

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. In the context of transition, the course will cover issues related to the political transformation, macroeconomic stabilization, privatization, and structural reforms in the fiscal sector, banking and financial sectors, and the labor market. The course will also delve into the causes of the current financial crisis and the impact on the euro zone, and the policy measures being considered to address the crisis.

Prerequisites: ECON 105 or 106.

Fulfills: SO I

Department

Economics (Web site)

Taught By

Biswajit Banerjee (Profile)

Location

Haverford, Hall 006

Meeting Times

TTh 10:00-11:30