IN PERSON: This course will evaluate the major crises in international trade that are affecting us and our economy today. Globalization greatly increased the level of international trade, the complexity of supply chains and global interdependence. COVID-19 produced major disruptions in international trade. Today´s gradual economic revival and the resumption of local production, business activities and supply shipments from China and other Asian countries have produced shipping, port and container bottlenecks and disrupted supply chains. This has resulted in price increases for raw materials and supplies and a scarcity of much-needed components. On the other hand, new opportunities have opened up, with manufacturers who had exported their operations abroad in past years now "nearshoring" them. Class participants will be emailed a few pages of optional readings prior to each class to promote understanding and augment full participation in our weekly discussion. | Lecture + Q&A, Facilitated discussion.
Max enrollment: 15.