GeorgetownX: INFX523-01: Globalization's Winners and Losers: Challenges for Developed and Developing Countries

School: GeorgetownX
Course Code: INFX523-01
Classes Start: 1 Oct 2013
Course Length: 7 weeks
Estimated effort: 8-10 hours per week. (7 weeks)


None. This is an introductory course.

GeorgetownX Globalization

Globalization's Winners and Losers: Challenges for Developed and Developing Countries

Who are the winners and losers of globalization? What should be done to improve outcomes for all?

About this Course

*Note - This is an Archived course*

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This course will examine how the spread of trade, investment, and technology across borders affects firms, workers, and communities in developed and developing countries. It investigates who gains from globalization and who is hurt or disadvantaged by globalization. The course will explore difficult questions such as:

  • How can developing countries avoid the "resource curse"?
  • What are some possible methods to deal with possible "sweatshop" abuses?
  • How can emerging market economies take advantage of supply chains from local firms into developed country markets?
  • How might globalization contribute to wage inequality in developed countries?
  • Should developed countries protect or promote manufacturing jobs?
  • Is China becoming an economic "superpower"?
  • Is the United States in economic decline?

The course concludes by allowing the participant to decide how to resolve the US budget deficit, and reform Social Security, so as to keep the United States competitive in the world economy.

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Course Staff

  • Theodore H. Moran

    Theodore H. Moran holds the Marcus Wallenberg Chair in International Business and Finance at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, where he teaches and conducts research at the intersection of international economics, business, foreign affairs, and public policy. Dr. Moran is founder of the Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy, and serves as Director in providing courses on international business-government relations and negotiations to some 600 undergraduate and graduate students each year.  His most recent books include Foreign Direct Investment and Development: Launching a Second Generation of Policy Research (Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2011). Dr. Moran is a consultant to the United Nations, to diverse governments in Asia and Latin America, and to international business and financial communities. In 2000, he was appointed Counselor to the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) of the World Bank Group. In 2002, Dr. Moran was named Chairman of the Committee on Monitoring International Labor Standards of the National Academy of Science, and in 2007 he was appointed Associate to the National Intelligence Council, serving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. 
    Professor Moran received his PhD from Harvard in 1971. He is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and at the Center for Global Development.

  • John Kline

    Dr. John M. Kline is a Professor of International Business Diplomacy in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is a past Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program and the Karl F. Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy. His teaching focuses on international business-government relations, international investment strategies and negotiations, and international business ethics.

  • Lindsay Oldenski

    Lindsay Oldenski is an Associate Professor in the International Business Diplomacy Program at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Prior to joining the Georgetown faculty, Dr. Oldenski taught at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and California State University, San Marcos. She has also worked as an economist at the U.S. Department of Treasury, an analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and a consultant in the biotech industry. She received a PhD in Economics from UC San Diego and a MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. Oldenski conducts research on international trade and multinational organizations. She is currently developing models that can explain and predict the offshoring of services by multinational companies, as well as understanding the impact that offshoring has on both developed and developing countries.

  • Scott Taylor

    Scott Taylor is an Associate Professor and Director of the African Studies Program at Georgetown University. His research and teaching interests lie in the areas of African politics and African political economy, with a particular emphasis on business-state relations, private sector development, governance, and political and economic reform. His articles have appeared in a number of political science and area studies journals.

  • Anna Maria Mayda

    Anna Maria Mayda is an Associate Professor of Economics at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and the School of Foreign Service. Anna Maria Mayda's research mainly focuses on issues of trade, immigration and development economics and has been published in journals such as the European Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Population Economics, and the Canadian Journal of Economics. 

  • Kate McNamara

    Kate R. McNamara is an Associate Professor of Government and Foreign Service and Director of the Mortara Center for International Studies at Georgetown University. She is an expert on the politics of international economic relations, specializing in the European Union, the Euro, and the European Central Bank. 

  • Carl Dahlman

    Through August 2013, Professor Carl Dahlman served as the Henry R. Luce Professor of International Relations and Information Technology at Georgetown University. His work focuses on the impact of rapid advances in science, technology and information on trade and development. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Dr. Dahlman was recognized for more than 25 years of distinguished service at the World Bank. 

  • Bill Plummer

    William Plummer is a graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has served in the U.S. Foreign Service and at the U.S. Department of State.  Currently, Mr. Plummer is the Vice President, External Affairs of Huawei North America. 

  • Rodney Ludema

    Rodney D. Ludema is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and the School of Foreign Service. Professor Ludema specializes in the area of international trade. His research interests include the political economy of trade policy, international trade bargaining, preferential trade agreements, trade and the environment, GATT rules and dispute settlement, and economic geography. Ludema served on the White House Council of Economic Advisors.


None. This is an introductory course.

Additional Course Support Staff

Additional Course Support Staff

Course Manager – Rosaelena A. O’Neil (Center) is the Associate Director of the Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy in the School of Foreign Service. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School and is a Georgetown University alumna, earning her Bachelors in International Economics with an honors in International Business Diplomacy. Prior to returning to Georgetown, Rosie worked in both the public and private sectors including positions at the National Security Council, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and J.P. Morgan, Financial Advisory and M&A, Latin America. Her areas of specialty include strategy development, program development and management, academic and career advising. 


Teaching Assistant Team:

Lead TA - Emily C. (Second From Left)

Paul L., Christian H., and Caroline F.  (From Left to Right)