PUBPOL 475

PUBPOL 475: Global Financial Markets, Crises, and Policies

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Level
Undergraduate
Term
Fall 2016
Days
Monday, Wednesday
Time
10:00-11:30 am EDT
Course Section
311
U-M Course Number
33419
Credit Hours
3

Global financial markets provide both opportunities and risks for macroeconomic policymakers.  In this course we will explore the role of financial markets in economic development, the causes and consequences of financial crises, whether and how policies and institutions can be used to stabilize markets and help countries recover from crises, and what lessons we can learn from recent experiences which might help prevent future crises. There will be heavy emphasis on understanding and using data to study country experiences -- with examples drawn from developing and industrial economies.