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    Feb 07, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This Course is phenomenal! So much is covered in such a short period of time that it was demanding yet extremely rewarding! With discussions of topics such as how the global economy is beneficial towards national economies and/or the potential threats of such actions to nations. Topics discussed were such as: Should Africa go cold turkey off of AID such as rejecting free mosquito nets to establish domestic markets and cash flow of the native people to create their own economic development. Such mature topics are discussed that if one applies themselves in this course, one will truly learn in a new age of the global generation. I took this course for I have endeavors to become President of the United States and wished to obtain a grasp of what is occurring in the global market and global atmosphere as well as to establish a foundation of the role of globalization in terms with connection to Economic Development. I was more than satisfied. Authors read include the following: Steven Radelet, The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World. Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty. Dambisa Moyo, Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa. Dani Rodrik, The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course were the lessons of country reports ranging from Angola, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and Nigeria to the great informational attainment through informative readings based off of real global issues and occurrences, whether they may be recent or past occurrences. I learned literally that every product an economic market creates, whether that be a massive corporation, a city or a nation, the effects of such capital attainment and dispersion has ripple effects into the global market. Both political/governmental and business/economic development are all intertwined in a global system that interacts on both ends of the spectrum reflecting global interconnection and actions of national sovereignty.

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    12+ hours

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    Stay up with the readings. GO TO CLASS! The best way to apply the lessons in the course is also by staying up to date with current news. The World Economic Forum, the Economist, and Business Insider are great sources. Take this course if you wish to become involved in the global economy, and if this course is a requirement, open yourself to the mindset that this will help you understand what is to come of our upcoming generations as technology and information is causing investment decisions and political repercussions felt faster than ever with more direct effects to an individual's nation.

    • Fall 2016
    • Daniel Berliner
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