Challenges to International Monetary and Financial Stability in Historical Perspective

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Kenneth S. Rogoff (Department of Economics)
Freshman Seminar 40X     4 credits (fall term)     Enrollment:  Limited to 12

This seminar explores contemporary debates on the future of the international monetary and financial system drawing on both historical and recent experiences. Topics will include understanding the underpinning and aftermath of sovereign defaults, financial crises and high inflation over history, with particular emphasis on the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Great Inflation of the 1970s, and the Great Recession in the twenty-first century.

Prerequisites: The seminar does not require any background in economics.

See also: Fall 2020