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Geography of the Global Economy

Meets Energy Minor Requirements

Elective

Instructor

Class Number

11.142

Level

Undergraduate

Term

Spring

Description

Analyzes implications of economic globalization for communities, regions, international businesses and economic development organizations. Uses spatial analysis techniques to model the role of energy resources in shaping international political economy. Investigates key drivers of human, physical, and social capital flows and their roles in modern human settlement systems. Surveys contemporary models of industrialization and places them in geographic context. Connects forces of change with their implications for the distribution of wealth and human well-being.

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