Ranked as one of my top courses, Business and Public Policy focused on the non-market environment of business and the ways that managers can shape this environment to their corporation's strategic advantage. The non-market environment includes the various political, legal, and social forces that provide the "rules of the game" under which companies, industries, and national economies operate.

Required reading for this course was Daniel Yergin's and Joseph Stanislaw's The Commanding Heights: The Battle Between Governments and the Marketplace That Is Remaking the Modern World. This book offers profound insights into evolution of the diverse economies that exist around the globe. From the tiger economies of Asia to the lumbering economies of Russia and Eastern Europe, Yergin and Stanislaw provide rich histories of the origins many of the world's economies as well as provide a framework for understanding the converging global economy. 


The course was organized into two distinct sections:

Non Market Forces:

  • The political process and corporate strategies

  • Regulation

  • Antitrust

  • Intellectual property

The World Economies:

  • The European Union

  • Russia

  • South America

  • Japan

  • Asian tiger economies

  • Emerging markets

    • India

    • China





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