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In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell and soon after the USSR dissolved. Capitalism appeared ascendant. In this course, we will look at changes in the world economy over the ensuing 30 year,s focusing on the US, UK, Russia, China, Japan, and Germany, but we will also look at former Soviet bloc and developing countries to see how they have used economic policies to influence their economies.
ZOOM LINK: Available on website to paid and registered members
CLASS LIMIT: 95
INSTRUCTOR: William O’Brien, holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Northeastern University and is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Worcester State University. His research interests range from public choice to the effect of taxes on economic behavior to the determinants of MCAS scores to globalization.
NO REQUIRED BOOKS
FOR THE FIRST CLASS: Please review this survey before class: https://www.un.org/development/desa/dpad/publication/world-economic-and-social-survey-archive-1990-1999/
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609