Lesson 12

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February 19, 2015 at 1:42 pm  •  Posted in s15-econ491 by  •  0 Comments

Thu, Feb 19

Review:

  • European Debt Crisis
  • 2008 US Mortgage Crisis

Presentation:

  • EU structure: Centralized monetary policy without centralized fiscal authority
  • Core-Periphery Concept in Economic Geography
    • Where are the core-periphery borders in Europe?
    • Is a bigger/expanded EU better or should there be limits?
    • Or are differences among core nations minimized when Greece is available to kick around?
  • Restructuring the EU
    • Membership
    • Monetary Policy
    • Fiscal Policy
  • Quiz covering geography of Europe and South America

Assignment:

  • Next week: Middle East & North Africa
  • 1-page proposal for research paper due Tue!

 

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