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DECO 2030A - Economic Policies and Politics: The case of Latin American markets

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

Economic policies and politics matter and affect financial and product markets (and vice-versa). This is particularly evident in emerging economies, where (good or bad) management of economic policies or simply economic announcements have contributed to booms and busts in emerging capital markets. The purpose of this course is to study the interactions between capital markets' actors and policy makers. Specifically, it analyses the main channels in which these actors are connected and also it studies the interactions among major actors in the policy-making process (PMP). The case of study of the course is Latin America, a predominant region in the arenas of emerging capital markets and where the politics of polices processes have been crucial.


NIETO PARRA, Sébastian (Economiste à l'OCDE)

Course validation

Research paper (40% of the final grade). Country Note (20% of the final grade). Presentation (30% of the final grade). Participation (10% of the final grade).


The course will begin with a lecture by the professor on background information necessary for the lesson followed by presentations made by students and open discussion with the rest of students.

Required reading

OECD (2016), Latin American Economic Outlook 2017, CAF-ECLAC-OECD Development Centre, OECD Publishing.