PPOL-691 BRAVE NEW WORLD: COMMERICAL & TRADE POLICY IN EMERGING MARKETS
Spring for 2013-2014
The past twenty years have witnessed an unprecedented shift in the dynamics of the global economy. International commerce—and its links to national prosperity and security—has radically changed as global trade barriers eroded. This altered commercial environment has provided great opportunity for the international community, but in particular emerging markets (such as the Middle East, Latin America, China, India and Russia), where, however, the nexus between state and private actor interests are often blurred beyond distinction. Understanding how to navigate these commercial and trade policy issues—strategically and tactically—in the context of emerging market ascendance—is critical for these public and private sector operational leaders, as well as policy makers.
This course focuses on providing students with the critical commercial and trade policy tools and situational overview to best address such challenges in emerging markets. Key areas of focus are: (i); domestic and international institutional frameworks, addressing roles, responsibilities and relevance (e.g. USTR, Department of Commerce, Department of Treasury, World Bank, WTO, IMF, European Union, Federal Reserve, ECB, G-20, G-8, domestic and international exchanges, etc.); (ii) commercial and trade fundamentals, with an emphasis on critical issues of law, fiscal and monetary policy, intellectual property and political risk (both from an domestic and international perspective); and (iii) case study review, with close scrutiny of the Middle Eastern, Chinese, Russian, Indian and Latin American markets, and how concepts and institutions intersect with the mechanics of real business interests in these markets.
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