The topics of discussion for this course include: How did the socialist economy work; how did the economies of Central Asia fare under this system? How economic transition is supposed to work: the theory of transition from socialism to free market economy. How did the Central Asia Republics experience transition? Where do these countries go from here? Perspectives on the paths to economic development in Central Asia. We will use simple tools of economic analysis, such as supply and demand model, to analyze these issues.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Prerequisite is Econ 200 and Econ 201.
Class assignments and grading
Readings, quizzes, weekly questions for reflection, student in-class debates, a midterm and a final.