Introduction to Global Economics and Public Policy

Open to students entering grade 9 or 10 in the fall
I - June 29–July 17, 2020
Days & Time:
Monday–Friday, 9:10 a.m.–11:00 p.m. and 1:10–3:00 p.m.

“I learned not only from my teacher, but also from my classmates.”  – Anders A. | Ponte Vedro Beach, Florida

Course Description

This project-based curricular option explores the intersections of economics, policy, and international relations. The goal of the course is to provide students with an introduction to the methods and to significant content areas of global economic policy.

We examine how today's world is defined by the power of state governments, non-state actors, and networks of communication, politics, and economic exchange. We also investigate core issues facing the global community, such as growth and inequality, development, the role of corporations, sustainability, and environmental change.

The course is designed to introduce core economic concepts through experiential case studies and simulations. We explore the dynamics of corporate board meetings, international negotiations, marketing campaigns, consultancy pitches, and policy-making. Students work in teams to hone their social scientific research, writing, and presentation skills in the creation of original corporate strategy and public policy proposals.


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