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The course analyzes challenges faced by transition and emerging-market economies, i.e., those middle- and low-income countries, which have conducted market-oriented economic reforms and become integrated into the global economy since 1990s. It starts from a brief history of communist economic system based on central planning in the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe, its evolution and collapse at the end of 1980s/ early 1990s and subsequent transition to a market system in 1990s and 2000s. Then it analyzes experience of market reforms in China, India, other Asian countries, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America at the same period. Finally, it discusses the problems of contemporary global economy and global and regional economic governance with the special focus given to emerging-market economies and their role. By the end of the course you will be able to analyse emerging-market economies and economies in transition, taking into account their crucial characteristics and historical experience. Participation in the course does not require any preconditions, however, basic economic knowledge would be an advantage. In order to pass successfully this course you must score not less than 80% for each of six after module quizzes and complete the peer-assessed essay at the end of the course....
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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1 hour to complete

Introduction

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Reading
1 video (Total 6 min), 3 readings
Video1 video
Reading3 readings
Course overview10m
Evaluation system10m
Suggested resources10m
Clock
2 hours to complete

Centrally planned economy: its origins, evolution and collapse

Dear Students, In this module we will discuss the origins of a centrally planned economy, its major characteristics, evolution, attempts of its reform and history of its collapse, agenda of market transition in 1990s and its major components such as macroeconomic stabilization, domestic and external liberalization, and privatization.There will be 7 parts of video-lectures of 7-25 minutes length. You can use recommended literature to go deeper in learning this module. After you watch the video-lectures you are to complete the first quiz. We look forward to seeing you in class! Best wishes,Your course team....
Reading
6 videos (Total 84 min), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Attempts to reform CPE15m
Collapse of the CPE12m
Transition agenda16m
Challenges of stabilization and disinflation13m
Privatization13m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m

2

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Post-communist transition and its outcomes

Dear Students, In this week we will discuss political economy of transition, controversies over a transition strategy, and first results of transition (at the end of 1990s), interrelations between market and democracy, and between economic and political transition, and the role of external actors in transition process.There will be 5 parts of video-lectures of 7-25 minutes length. You can use recommended literature to go deeper in learning this module. After you watch the video-lectures you are to complete the second quiz. We look forward to seeing you in class! Best wishes,Your course team....
Reading
5 videos (Total 82 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Results of transition (the first decade)15m
Market and democracy11m
Interrelations between economic and political transition20m
The role of external actors in shaping the transition process21m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 220m

3

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

The role of external actors in post-communist transition and economic reforms in Asia

Dear students, In this module we will discuss the role of external actors (IMF, World Bank, WTO, EU, etc.) in economic and political transition in Central and Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union, cumulative results of transition in early/mid 2010s, specifics of Chinese economic transition and its major stages, market reforms in other Asian countries (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Mongolia, India). There will be 5 parts of video-lectures of 7-25 minutes length. You can use recommended literature to go deeper in learning this module. After you watch the video-lectures you are to complete the third quiz. We look forward to seeing you in class! Best wishes, Your course team....
Reading
5 videos (Total 94 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Transition countries in early 2010s24m
Specifics of Chinese transition16m
Main stages of Chinese transition21m
Economic transition in other Asian countries15m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 320m

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Section
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2 hours to complete

Market reforms in the Arab world, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America

Dear students, In this module we will discuss market reforms in the Arab world (including the period of Arab Spring), Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, summary of emerging-market reforms since 1980s.There will be 5 parts of video-lectures of 7-25 minutes length. You can use recommended literature to go deeper in learning this module. After you watch the video-lectures you are to complete the fourth quiz. We look forward to seeing you in class! Best wishes,Your course team....
Reading
5 videos (Total 78 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Challenges of the Arab Spring16m
African legasy of colonialism13m
Latin American economic populism15m
Agenda and results of EME reforms (summary)19m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 420m

Instructor

Marek Dabrowski

Professor
Department of Applied Economics

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