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Beginner Level

Approx. 14 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 8 min), 4 readings
2 videos
Introduction6m
4 readings
About University10m
Course overview10m
Evaluation system10m
Suggested resources10m
2 hours to complete

Centrally planned economy: its origins, evolution and collapse

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 84 min)
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

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Post-communist transition and its outcomes

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 82 min)
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

Week 3

2 hours to complete

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

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 94 min)
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

Week 4

2 hours to complete

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

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 78 min)
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

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