Assignments

Case Write–ups

The case write–ups should be brief, no more than 3 double–spaced pages. You may choose any 2 cases to analyze. Cases include both the traditional HBS cases and the other country issues discussed in some of the readings. Write–ups are due before class on the day the case is to be discussed. They are intended to be analytic discussions of some issue central to the case. Please do not write a prĂ©cis of the case or repeat case facts except to bolster your argument. Based on the information provided in the case materials, please be analytically judgmental and evaluative. You should propose alternate macroeconomic views and action plans whenever appropriate and discuss the relevance and applicability of the frameworks proposed in the readings and lectures. In short, you should write what you think of the situation in the case and not merely what the author of the case says. Be original. These case write–ups are individual assignments.

Cases

These case readings are also listed in the Readings section of this course.

SES # CASES
1 Kennedy, Robert E. "National Income Accounting." Harvard Business School Case. Harvard Business School Publishing. Case: 9–797–075, November 15, 1996.
3 Alfaro, Laura, Rafael Di Tella, and Ingrid Vogel. "China: To Float or Not to Float? (A)" Harvard Business School Case. Harvard Business School Publishing. Case: 9–706–021, March 2, 2006.
4 Alfaro, Laura, Rafael Di Tella, Ingrid Vogel, Renee Kim, and Mathew Johnson. "U.S. Current Account Deficit." Harvard Business School Case. Harvard Business School Publishing. Case: 9–706–002, July 6, 2005.
5 Moss, David A., and Cole Bolton. "The Federal Reserve and the Banking Crisis of 1931." Harvard Business School Case. Harvard Business School Publishing. Case: 9–709–040, January 20, 2009.
6 Alfaro, Laura, and Renee Kim. "The First Global Financial Crisis of the 21st Century." Harvard Business School Case. Harvard Business School Publishing. Case: 9–709–057, April 7, 2009.
7 Schraede, Ulrike. "Japanese Financial System: From Postwar to the New Millennium." Harvard Business School Case. Harvard Business School Publishing. Case: 9–700–049, October 20, 1999.
8 Alfaro, Laura, Rafael Di Tella, and Renee Kim. "Korea: After the 1997 Financial Crisis." Harvard Business School Case. Harvard Business School Publishing. Case: 9–707–042, March 20, 2007.