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Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

Haideh Salehi-Esfahani
SISRE 490
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Topics vary.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Annamarie Berdick
Date: 03/16/2004