This course examines present-day economic trends, issues, institutions, and markets, both in the United States and the rest of world,
selecting from such topics as: likelihood of U.S. recession and monetary and fiscal policy reactions, world currency and oil markets, Brexit,
government debt, U.S.-China trade war, IMF/WTO, economic sanctions, economics of global warming, economics of immigration. Exact
topics will be chosen based on key issues at time of the course.