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Beginner Level

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction

1 video (Total 6 min), 3 readings
1 video
3 readings
Course overview10m
Evaluation system10m
Suggested resources10m
2 hours to complete

Centrally planned economy: its origins, evolution and collapse

6 videos (Total 84 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Attempts to reform CPE15m
Collapse of the CPE12m
Transition agenda16m
Challenges of stabilization and disinflation13m
Privatization13m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Post-communist transition and its outcomes

5 videos (Total 82 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
Results of transition (the first decade)15m
Market and democracy11m
Interrelations between economic and political transition20m
The role of external actors in shaping the transition process21m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 220m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

The role of external actors in post-communist transition and economic reforms in Asia

5 videos (Total 94 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
Transition countries in early 2010s24m
Specifics of Chinese transition16m
Main stages of Chinese transition21m
Economic transition in other Asian countries15m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 320m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Market reforms in the Arab world, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America

5 videos (Total 78 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
Challenges of the Arab Spring16m
African legasy of colonialism13m
Latin American economic populism15m
Agenda and results of EME reforms (summary)19m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 420m

Instructor

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Marek Dabrowski

Professor
Department of Applied Economics

About National Research University Higher School of Economics

National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) is one of the top research universities in Russia. Established in 1992 to promote new research and teaching in economics and related disciplines, it now offers programs at all levels of university education across an extraordinary range of fields of study including business, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, political science, international relations, law, Asian studies, media and communicamathematics, engineering, and more. Learn more on www.hse.ru...

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