D-Lab: New Economies

Explores the ideas behind and actions toward alternatives to the corporate-driven globalization economic model. Begins with review and analysis of the worldviews that led to the current system and the theoretical and empirical arguments embraced by its critics. Examines concepts and case studies for developing new opportunities, including circular and local economies. Concludes with an experiential component in which students apply the concepts to develop a strategy (economic, policy, or other) for building on and contributing to a sustainable and inclusive local economy in a mid-sized city in Nicaragua. Potential opportunities for travel over summer. Limited to 12.

MIT Course Number: 
EC.740
Instructors: 
E. McDonald, K. Mytty
Semesters: 
Spring
Grad/Undergrad: 
Undergraduate