Thu, Feb 19
- European Debt Crisis
- 2008 US Mortgage Crisis
- 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
- Monetary Policy
- Fiscal Policy
- Quiz covering geography of Europe and South America
- Next week: Middle East & North Africa
- 1-page proposal for research paper due Tue!