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Unformatted text preview: 1 RYERSON UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS ECN 220 : EVOLUTION OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY Winter 2008 Instructor: Office: Phone: Email: Office Hours: M. Jolly 211 Jorgenson Hall 979-5000, ext. 6841 mjolly@ ryerson.ca Tuesday 2-3, Thursday 10-11 COURSE DESCRIPTION The last century has been one of rapid change and periodic turbulence for the global economy. The course focuses on developments in the international economy since 1914. This will include an analysis of the causes of the Great Depression, the economic effects of the two world wars, the rapid growth of international trade since 1945, the increased globalization of financial markets, and an analysis of the increased instability of the world economy in recent years. The later sections of the course will place a particular emphasis on the role played by international institutions such as the IMF, the GATT, and the WTO. (PROFESSIONALLY RELATED COURSE) TEXTBOOK Jolly, M., ECN220 : Evolution of the Global Economy (a package of readings on sale at the Ryerson bookstore) Gerber, J., International Economics (4 th edition) (Addison-Wesley, 2008) OTHER REFERENCES (You do not need to buy these books) Islam, I., and Chowdhury, A., Asia-Pacific Economies (London, 1997) Kenwood, A.G., and Lougheed, A.L., The Growth of the International Economy 1820-2000 (London: Routledge, 1999) Kindleberger, C.P., Foreign Trade and the National Economy (New Haven, 1962) Lairson, T.D., and Skidmore, D., International Political Economy (Orlando, 1993) Maddison, A., Dynamic Forces in Capitalist Development (Oxford, 1991) Maddison, A., Monitoring the World Economy (Paris, OECD, 1994) Van Der Wee, H., Prosperity and Upheaval (Berkeley, 1987) 1 COURSE EVALUATION...
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