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ECON 205: Current Canadian and Global Economic Issues

This course studies current global economic issues which impact the Canadian economy. These issues relate mostly to international trade, exchange rates and capital flows but can include environmental issues such as global warming, shifts to clean and renewable energy, political instability in countries with trade and other relationships with Canada, formation of regional trading areas such as USMCA, and the shift of trade from developed to emerging economies. Other relevant topics covered include the behavior of world interest rates and changes in global financial institutions or reserve currencies.