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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction

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1 video (Total 6 min), 3 readings
1 video
3 readings
Course overview10m
Evaluation system10m
Suggested resources10m
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....
6 videos (Total 84 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Attempts to reform CPE15m
Collapse of the CPE12m
Transition agenda16m
Challenges of stabilization and disinflation13m
Privatization13m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
Week
2
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....
5 videos (Total 82 min), 1 quiz
5 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
1 practice exercise
Quiz 220m
Week
3
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....
5 videos (Total 94 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
Transition countries in early 2010s24m
Specifics of Chinese transition16m
Main stages of Chinese transition21m
Economic transition in other Asian countries15m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 320m
Week
4
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....
5 videos (Total 78 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
Challenges of the Arab Spring16m
African legasy of colonialism13m
Latin American economic populism15m
Agenda and results of EME reforms (summary)19m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 420m
Week
5
4 hours to complete

Emerging markets and their role in global economy

Dear students, In this module we will discuss causes and consequences of emerging market-crises in 1980s and 1990s, impact of the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 on emerging-market economies, the increasing role of emerging-market economies in the global economy.There will be 5 parts of video-lectures of 15-25 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 fifth quiz. You also have an obligatory peer assessed essay assignment in this module. See the relevant section for further details. We look forward to seeing you in class! Best wishes, Your course team...
5 videos (Total 90 min), 2 quizzes
5 videos
Impact of global financial crisis on EMEs18m
Impact of global financial crisis on EMEs13m
Imact of global financial crisis on CEE/CIS17m
Rebalancing global economy15m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 520m
Week
6
2 hours to complete

EMEs, globalization and international trade

Dear students, In this module we will discuss consequences of globalization, changes in international financial institutions, emerging-market economies and global and regional trade systems.There will be 5 parts of video-lectures of 12-20 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 sixth quiz. We look forward to seeing you in class! Best wishes,Your course team....
5 videos (Total 86 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
EMEs and international financial institutions18m
EMEs and global trade12m
Global and regional trade systems19m
Trade cooperation between advanced economies and EMEs17m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 620m

Instructor

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Marek Dabrowski

Professor
Department of Applied Economics

About National Research University Higher School of Economics

National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) is one of the top research universities in Russia. Established in 1992 to promote new research and teaching in economics and related disciplines, it now offers programs at all levels of university education across an extraordinary range of fields of study including business, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, political science, international relations, law, Asian studies, media and communicamathematics, engineering, and more. Learn more on www.hse.ru...

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