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DHP P294M: Political Economy and Business Context of Latin America

Course Description

The course will deal with interrelated institutional and structural (but not macroeconomic) problems of the Latin region, such as those of labor markets, foreign direct investment, regional economic integration, privatization, infrastructure, industrial policy, pension regimes, inequality and poverty, tax and public spending regimes and fiscal federalism, highlighting throughout the ever controversial role of the state. The analysis will often rely on basic notions of welfare economics (expounded concisely in the initial session). Prior command of basic microeconomics is desirable, but not required.

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

Spring 2021

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

Final Exam

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