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Economics of Transition and Emerging Markets

Higher School of Economics via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 2-9 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long

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The course analyzes challenges faced by transition and emerging-market economies, i.e., those middle- and low-income countries, which have conducted market-oriented economic reforms and become integrated into the global economy since 1990s.

It starts from a brief history of communist economic system based on central planning in the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe, its evolution and collapse at the end of 1980s/ early 1990s and subsequent transition to a market system in 1990s and 2000s. Then it analyzes experience of market reforms in China, India, other Asian countries, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America at the same period. Finally, it discusses the problems of contemporary global economy and global and regional economic governance with the special focus given to emerging-market economies and their role.
By the end of the course you will be able to analyse emerging-market economies and economies in transition, taking into account their crucial characteristics and historical experience.

Participation in the course does not require any preconditions, however, basic economic knowledge would be an advantage.

In order to pass successfully this course you must score not less than 80% for each of six after module quizzes and complete the peer-assessed essay at the end of the course.

Taught by

Marek Dabrowski

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Diego R
5.0 3 years ago
by Diego completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
It has been an important course giving an important overview on a preminent topic and debate of our recent past, our present and future, that illustrates what was at the stake in the emerging countries but also giving elements of reflection on the economical and social framework of our so called developed nations. Very recommended.
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Aitor M
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by Aitor completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
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