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2019/2020

Экономика переходных и развивающихся рынков

Статус: Дисциплина общефакультетского пула
Когда читается: 1 модуль
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 4

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The purpose of the course “Economics of Transition and Emerging Markets” is to familiarize students with an analysis of the problems faced by countries with economies in transition and countries with emerging markets, namely, those middle and low income countries that have implemented market economic reforms and become integrated into the world economy since the 1990s .The objectives of the course are to understand the role of a brief history of the communist economic system based on central planning in the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe, its development and collapse in the late 1980s / early 1990s and the subsequent transition to a market system in the 1990s and 2000s; form the basic understanding of the business climate in Russia and the skills necessary for doing business in Russia.The course is taught at the 3 rd year in the 1 st module. The learning format includes the online-course at the base of Coursera platform (URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/economics-transition-emerging-markets ).
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To know basic concepts of the foundations of the economy
  • To know problems of the modern global economy and global and regional economic governance with a special emphasis on emerging market economies and their role
  • Be able to logically formulate, state and reasonably defend their own vision of the economic problems under consideration and ways to solve them
  • To be able to independently analyze the experience of market reforms in China, India, other countries of Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America for the same period
  • To use skills of setting goals and effective means of achieving them on the basis of analysis
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Knows the origin of the centrally planned economy, its main characteristics, evolution, attempts to reform it and the history of its collapse, the market transformation program in the 1990s and its main components, such as macroeconomic stabilization, internal and external liberalization and privatization
  • Understands the specifics of the political economy of the transition period
  • Considers disputes about the transition strategy and the first results of the transition (in the late 1990s), the relationship between market and democracy, and between the economic and political transition and the role of external actors in the transition process
  • Understands the role of external actors (IMF, World Bank, WTO, EU, etc.) in the economic and political transition period in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
  • Understands cumulative results of the transition period at the beginning / middle of the period. 2010s, features of the Chinese economic transition and its main stages, market reforms in other Asian countries (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Mongolia, India)
  • Understands and uses market reforms in the Arab world (including the period of the Arab spring), in sub- Saharan Africa, in Latin America, a brief overview of reforms in emerging markets since 1980.
  • Understands the causes and consequences of crises in emerging markets in the 1980s and 1990s
  • Understands the impact of the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 on emerging markets, the growing role of emerging markets in the global economy
  • Understands of market reforms in the Arab world (including the period of the Arab spring), in sub-Saharan Africa, in Latin America, a brief overview of reforms in emerging markets since 1980
  • Understands the role of a brief history of the communist economic system based on central planning in the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe, its development and collapse in the late 1980s / early 1990s and the subsequent transition to a market system in the 1990s and 2000s;
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Module 1. Centrally-planned economy: its origins, evolution and collapse
    Explanations of the definition of political economy in transition, consider disputes over the transition strategy and the first results of the transition (in the late 1990s), the relationship between market and democracy, and between the economic and political transition and the role of external actors in the transition process
  • Module 2. Post-communist transition and its results
    Explanations of the definition of political economy in transition, consider disputes over the transition strategy and the first results of the transition (in the late 1990s), the relationship between market and democracy, and between the economic and political transition and the role of external actors in the transition process
  • Module 3. Role of external actors in the post-communist transition and economic reforms in Asia
    Discussion of the role of external participants (IMF, World Bank, WTO, EU, etc.) in the economic and political transition period in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, cumulative results of the transition period at the beginning / middle of the period. 2010s, features of the Chinese economic transition and its main stages, market reforms in other Asian countries (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Mongolia, India
  • Module 4. Market reforms in the Arab world, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America
    Digest: market reforms in the Arab world (including the Arab Spring), sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, a brief overview of emerging market reforms since 1980
  • Module 5. Emerging markets and their role in the global economy
    Causes and consequences of crises in emerging markets in the 1980s and 1990s, the impact of the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 on emerging markets, the growing role of emerging markets in the global economy
  • Module 6. Market Reforms in the Arab World, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America
    The main theme is an understanding of market reforms in the Arab world (including the period of the Arab spring), in sub-Saharan Africa, in Latin America, a brief overview of reforms in emerging markets since 1980
  • Debates
    familiarize students with an analysis of the problems faced by countries with economies in transition and countries with emerging markets, namely, those middle and low income countries that have implemented market economic reforms and become integrated into the world economy since the 1990s
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Module 1 Quiz (20 min)
  • non-blocking Module 2 Quiz (20 min)
  • non-blocking Module 3 Quiz (20 min)
  • non-blocking Module 4 Quiz (20 min)
  • non-blocking Module 5 Quiz (20 min)
  • non-blocking Module 6 Quiz (20 min)
  • non-blocking Debates
    Debates missed by a student for a good reason (illness, scientific or academic trip, participation in a conference, etc., documented to the training office), if agreed with the teacher, may not be taken into account and the weight will be redistributed to all elements of the online course control. The retake of the exam is possible in accordance with the “Regulation on the organization of intermediate certification and ongoing monitoring of student performance at the Higher School of Economics”.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    0.1 * Debates + 0.15 * Module 1 Quiz (20 min) + 0.15 * Module 2 Quiz (20 min) + 0.15 * Module 3 Quiz (20 min) + 0.15 * Module 4 Quiz (20 min) + 0.15 * Module 5 Quiz (20 min) + 0.15 * Module 6 Quiz (20 min)
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Acemoglu, D., & Robinson, J. A. (2006). Economic Backwardness in Political Perspective. American Political Science Review, (01), 115. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.cup.apsrev.v100y2006i01p115.131.06
  • Gilpin, R., & Gilpin, J. M. (2001). Global Political Economy : Understanding the International Economic Order. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=340193

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Global Political Economy : Contemporary Theories Ronen Palan