Economics 204

Queens College - Spring 2005

Syllabus

Long Paper Guide

IMPORTANT NOTICE
FOR REASONS I WILL EXPLAIN WHEN I NEXT SEE YOU I PUT THE LAST EXAM IN THE LAST WEEK OF CLASS. THIS IS IN VIOLATION OF SCHOOL POLICY SO THE FINAL IS SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY MAY 20TH 11-1 IN THE ROOM IN WHICH WE HAVE CLASS. I AM EXCEEDINGLY SORRY TO HAVE TO DO THIS TO THOSE WHO HAVE MADE PLANS BASED ON THE DATE I HAD GIVEN YOU. WE WILL BE MEETING THROUGH THE END OF THE TERM.
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February 9th First In-Class paper
Read Stanley Fisher, "Globalization and Its Challenges" @ http://www.iie.com/fischer/pdf/fischer011903.pdf
Bring essay to class well underlined and understood.

February 28th Second in-class paper
Read Branko Milanovic, "The Two Faces of Globalization: Against Globalization as We Know It," @ http://www.worldbank.org/research/inequality/pdf/naiveglob1.pdf
Bring essay to class well underlined and understood.

March 14th First at-home paper
"How would Branko Milanovic critique Stanley Fisherís understanding of globalization?
OR
How would Stanley Fisher critique Branko Milanovicís understanding of globalization?
Follow detailed instructions (this is an important part of the assignment).

April 6th At-home paper assignment
Read William Poole, "Free Trade: Why Are Economists and Noneconomists So Far Apart?" http://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/review/04/09/Poole.pdf
AND
Mehdi Shafaeddin, "Free Trade or Fair trade," @ http://networkideas.org/featart/oct2003/Mehdi_Shafaeddin.pdf or if you cannot get it this way, go to networkideas.org and put author's name in search. Paper assignment: "How would William Poole evaluate the essay by Shafaeddin?"
OR
"How would Mehdi Shafaeddin evaluate the essay by Poole?"



Students who want a good way to stay current should look at the "Globalization Bulletin" coming out of Rutgers University and sponsored in part by the Business Council for the United Nations @ http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~dbensman/bulletin.html.

 

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