INSTRUCTOR: Doug Young
DATES: tuesdays; nov. 4 to Dec. 2 
TIME: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Pilgrim Congregational Church


nepal children native dressCOURSE INFO: This course will examine facts and issues in international economic development. Why is the usA so rich and healthy? And why is India not? Is income related to “happiness”? How are health and income related? What is the outlook for world population and poverty? how does international trade affect job opportunities in both exporting and importing nations? Are Ameri- can jobs going to China? What are exchange rates and what role does China’s manipulation of its currency play? looking to the future, do federal Budget deficits threaten our (grand-) children’s future?

CLASS FORMAT: lecture and discussion

READINGS: readings will be e-mailed. If interested: The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy by Pietra Rivoli and Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Doug Young bought a VW van in Europe in 1971 and drove it to India (and back). After getting his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, he taught economics at MSU from 1977 to 2013. He has been a visiting professor at half a dozen universities in Africa and Asia and in 2013 travelled to Kenya with MSU’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders.

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