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DHP P289M: Macroeconomic Environment for Business in Latin America

Course Description

The course will examine the macroeconomic environment for business in Latin America, as shaped by the recent history of the region’s macro institutions and policies. Among the topics treated, all illustrated with regional case studies, are: inconstant capital inflows and economic volatility; the impact on the private sector of fiscal excess and sovereign default risk; high inflation; real currency appreciation, loss of competitiveness and balance of payments crises; financial system fragility and banking system risk; the resource curse and Dutch disease; vulnerability to adversity abroad. Prior command of basic macroeconomics is desirable, but not required.

Course faculty: Lawrence Krohn
Course duration: First half
Credits/Units: 1.5

Spring 2020

Faculty: Lawrence Krohn
Room: Mugar 235
Day(s): Thursday
Time: 3:20 pm - 5:20 pm
SIS number: 24629

Final Exam

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