Political Economy of Financial Crises
Seminar explores the political economy of financial crises with central theoretical emphasis on the role of ideas, institutions, and interests. Addresses the causes of banking, currency and debt crises as well as their political consequences -- both national and international. Geographical and historical coverage will be relatively broad, spanning historical cycles of financial crisis as well as specific boom and bust episodes involving Latin America, Asia, the United States, and countries of the Eurozone. No prerequisites.