GBUS 723 Global Economies and Markets


This course applies the ideas and methodologies of economics to the analysis of the business environment in which firms operate and managers make decisions. The course expands studentsí knowledge of global economies and markets in three dimensions. First, it delivers insights and tools for analyzing markets in the global economy by studying such topics as competition, market structure, efficiency, industry equilibrium, and change. Second, it provides tools and concepts for analyzing the performance of national economies by focusing on the economic and political forces that shape production, trade flows, capital flows, interest rates, exchange rates, and other variables that define the global economic landscape. Third, it applies the tools of international trade and finance to broaden studentsí perspectives on how globalization affects the performance and strategies of nations and firms. The ultimate objective of the course is to help students develop frameworks for analyzing both opportunities and risks when operating in the global business environment.