COURSES

Course Description: 

The application of economic principles to provide a

comprehensive overview of blockchain technology and

cryptocurrencies. Topics considered include the basics of

bitcoin and blockchain technology, a taxonomy of

cryptoassets, valuation framework for cryptoassets,

tokens as micropayments, governance issues, and the

democratization of entrepreneurship and innovation

through digital tokens.

Course Objective: 

Compare and contrast bitcoin as a store of value and

means of exchange with fiat money, gold, and

alternative cryptocurrencies. Explain the major financial products associated with

DeFi or decentralized finance and compare defi

markets with traditional financial markets. Explain the major governance challenges facing crypto products. Discuss the benefits and costs of Blockchain

technology.Explain whether blockchain technology and tokens

open possibilities for the democratization of

entrepreneurship and innovation.

HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & FINANCE: 1850 TO PRESENT - ECO 229 

Course Description: 

This course will study the evolution of typical international business and financial structures and their performance through readings and lectures on international enterprise and national economic histories from the first era of globalization to the present. The business of export-import, financing trade and international investment, and multinational enterprise will be covered. Other topics will include the evolution of international monetary systems, trade regulation, and the size of the international economy.