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Cameron mulder

Sounds like you should release your lecture notes to the collective and let people fix the typos and error, and then continually update them.

I am sure a online community would quickly develop and rules could be set to achieve your goals.

This would free you up to do other things.

Sounds like a win-win to me!

Silent Observer

I can't access it since the link connects to the login page of the typepad blog. Dan, would you fix it?

Joe

This is much appreciated. You are doing a great service to those, like me, who will be teaching a course in international trade or global economic issues in the near future.

corvad

just read "Industrial policy for the 21st century." I like that you make the point that neoliberalism IS IP. I would go further: the state is always picking winners and losers becuase it's always setting operational constraints and incentives on the so-called private sphere. historically, under capitalism the losers are everyone who has only their labor to sell on the market -- ie the vast majority of the global population. thus, it's interesting that in your policy recommendations for increased transparency workers have no oversight other than to elect government officials periodically. the real question is: what is democracy? instead of exploring the breadth of this contentious issue (it's far more contentious outside of the US) i suggest you consider the role of civl disobedience -- protests, for example. What role, for example, did the 1999 WTO protests play in raising awareness of the diversity of market losers and the danger of concentrating decision-making power in the hands of elite technocrats, historically Western elite technocrats and the politicians who appoint them (since Bretton Woods)? why are the only actors in your stories "firms", "governments", NGOs (marginally) and IFIs? The costs of structural adjustment were borne by those least able to bear them, rather than those who created the conditions in the first place -- Cold War, US-supported if not directled selected dictators aligned with postcolonial elites? What about Bolivia, for example, where the majority of the population didn't even have birth certificates to get voting cards (even if there had been infrastructure to get them to the polls) in the 1980s? They resorted to civil disobedience until, in 2003, they finally mobilized as significant voting bloc? what about Chavez in Venezuela, whose 1992 coup attempt was in direct response to violent government crackdowns on IMF protests? What about the persistent record of US destabilization strategies for regimes it didn't like (Allende, for example)? Whose private property matters if you count labor as private property?

Oh and one more point: what about supranational trading blocs other than the EU and NAFTA? Mercosur is taking a competitive regional position vis a vis Northern markets because, in no small part, Chavez has introduced a form of regional Keynesianism, redistribution of petrodollars this time (last time they lead to the debt crisis) -- that plus Argentina, which in 2003 took to the streets by the millions with the slogan "Que se vayan todos" -- all of them must go (oligarchy, IMF WB)? What about forms of expropriation in Argentina as a response to the economic crisis that provided jobs and productivity -- on the basis of redistributing private property "from below" (see Naomi Klein's "The Take"?

your syllabus speaks to the concerns of global ghost towns, slum mega-cities, and generally screwed over people but doesn't see them at all. interesting.

What happened in Latin America wasn't the result of market failure, nor of weak, corrupt states, but of precisely what an de-fettered market creates: monopolistic oligarchic concentration of wealth and power. the winners put their winnings in international banks in times of crisis. civil disobedience has been/is a viable demand for accountability from below.

oh, and I'd be very interested in your thoughts about comparative advantage and Colombia's cocaine trade, in particular (or Mexico, Bolivia and Peru for that matter). orthodox thinking says black market dollars destabilized local currencies: heterodox thinking says if it weren't for the employment and forex benefits of coca-cocaine dollars the Andean countries would have experienced revolutionary political crises while the poor paid the costs of structural adjustment. by the way also the cut flower industry in Colombia owes a great deal to US drug war-based incentives, that plus a total disregard for labor and environmental standards, NOT to entrepreneurial genius.

crack

Just do the notes as a Google doc and everyone can watch them evolve.

caroline

Thank you very much for sharing this, Professor Rodrik.

Rafael Pastor

I agree. Your course outline is a great contribution for any reader on globalization and trade.

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