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ILR 333/533/Gov 330 Fall 2008 SAMPLE MIDTERM STUDY – from 2006 midterm Essay Questions 1. Many of our course readings, in one way or another, address issues of inequality and economic development in the global economy. Milton Friedman, Johan Norberg and Jagdish Bhagwati, for example, share one general perspective; Bruce Scott and Joseph Stiglitz share a contrasting view. What are the central elements of each position? In what ways are the ideas of Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes relevant to these debates? What is your view on the key issues raised in the debates and why?
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Consider the WTO, IMF and World Bank. When were each founded, and why at that particular moment? What do each of these institutions do, and what are their goals? Be sure to include a brief discussion of DSP and SAP. Name a couple of critics of these institutions and outline their arguments. What is your view and why? 3. Tortilla Curtain addresses issues of global inequality and immigration. Describe your own responses to the book in terms of those issues. In what way does the book illuminate other course readings?...
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