508Syl - Economics 508 Comparative Economic Systems Winter...

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Economics 508 Comparative Economic Systems Winter 2006 Professor Belton M. Fleisher Office Arps 413 Hours M 4-5 W 4:00-5:30 Phone 292 6429 Text Books: Required: Paul R. Gregory and Robert C. Stuart, Comparing Economic Systems in the Twenty-First Century 7/E and Marie Lavigne, The Economics of Transition 2/E (paperback). Home Page . The syllabus and other course information are accessible via my home page on the Internet. My homepage is http://economics.sbs.ohio- state.edu/Fleisher/ Important: I expect to communicate with the class and individual class members frequently by email. I will use only your official OSU email address. If you have email forwarded to another account, especially to a Yahoo account, it may (probably will) not get to you, because of antispam screening. I will not be responsible for your not getting communications in any other way except in class or through your OSU email account. Lectures/Assignments You are responsible for everything in the assigned readings, whether or not covered in the lectures . Jan 3 Introductory remarks; selection of presentation times and term-paper topics. Jan 5 Video: Commanding Heights 1 Jan 10 Lavigne Ch 10-11; Hayek (handout) Jan 12 Video Commanding Heights 2 G&S Ch 6-7; Lavigne Ch 1 Jan 17 Lavigne Ch 2-3 (Stalinist Model; E. Europe; Reforms) Video China 2 (The Mao Years) Jan 19 Lavigne Ch 4 (Reforms) Jan 24 Lavigne Ch 5 (International Relations) Video China 3 (Deng and post-Deng era) Jan 26 Lavigne Ch 6 (End of the System) G&S Ch 13 (Performance and Decline of Command Economies) Jan 31 Lavigne Ch 7-8 (Macro Equilibrium; Privatization and Structural Reform) Feb 2 Lavigne Ch 9 (Reintegrating the World Economy) Lecture on Marx, socialism in theory, communism and socialism in practice. Feb 7 G&S Ch 14-16 (Transition Economies) Lavigne Ch 10-11 (Read again) Feb9 MIDTERM in JR 0371. Covers all reading assignments Feb 14 Term papers 1 st presentations 1-7 Feb 16 Term papers 1 st presentations 8-14 Feb 21 Term papers 1 st presentations 15-21 Feb 23 Term papers 1 st presentations 22-28 Feb 28 Term papers 2 nd presentations 1-7 Mar 2 Term papers 2 nd presentations 8-14 Mar 7 Term papers 2 nd presentations 15-21 Mar 9 Term papers 2 nd presentations 22-28 Mar 14 FINAL EXAMINATION In JR 0371 Tuesday, 3:30-5:18 http://www.ureg.ohio-state.edu/ourweb/scheduling/schedulingcontent/WIFINAL06.html FINAL EXAM COVERS ENTIRE COURSE INCLUDING READINGS, ANYTHING COVERED IN LECTURES, AND ANYTHING PRESENTED IN TERM PAPERS.
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