The Center for Popular Economics 2011 Summer Institute: Media, Democracy and the Economy

Starting Date: 07-24-2011
Ending Date: 07-30-2011

Smith College
Northampton, Massachusetts
United States
CPE's Summer Institute: CPE’s Summer Institute is a week-long intensive training in economics for media makers, activists, educators, and anyone who wants a better understanding of economics. We focus on how economic systems impact our lives and work every day. Our trainings are highly participatory and build on the knowledge and experience of our participants. No background in economics is required.

Core Classrooms: At the heart of the Summer Institute program are two core courses, one on the U.S. Economy, one on the International Economy. All participants must choose one core course. The core classes meet each day in the mornings. Below is a sample of topics.

U.S. Economy
Economy, race, class and gender
Personal to global economic histories
Labor and the workplace
Roots of the economic meltdown & policy solutions (eg. fiscal & monetary)
An intro. to international economics
Economic alternatives
International Economy
Brief history of the global economy
International trade
International production
International finance, roots of the economic meltdown and solutions
Creating a new world economy
Geographical Scope: National

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