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organization will succeed in its objectives.   (Text word limit: 2500 words).  7/97.

7. Assume that you are employed by a large global accounting firm that has been hired by three large private foundations to do an external evaluation (audit) of one particular international organization from those represented in the readings above.  You are instructed to assess the suitability of the organization’s mission statement and its structure, and to evaluate the effectiveness of its performance in meeting its objectives.  What is your report?    (Text word limit: 2500 words).  7/98.

8. For those of you interested in tough, but interesting, “what if” (counterfactual) history: Some very well-informed people claim that the 1997-99 Asian, Russian, and Brazilian financial crises were made worse by the actions of the IMF, and that each of the crisis countries would have been better off “without the IMF.”  Suppose that the IMF had indeed been “shut down” after mediating the solution to the sovereign debt crisis of the 1980s (e.g., by folding its employees into the World Bank and by returning its resources (its accumulated quotas) to its (former) members).  How would the macroeconomic and financial history of these countries, and of the entire global system, have been different in the 1990s?   (Text word limit: 5000 words).  7/98.

9. [Note: This question is for those taking both this course and the course in Pacific Rim Political Economy.]  Some people think that the world of 2020 will feature three large regional “blocs,” one organized around China and/or Japan, another around the United States, and the third around the European Union.   East Asian commentators find the European model more attractive than the American model.  With that in mind, predict the gradual development of East Asian institutions.  That is, what kind of East Asian institutions appear by 2005 (and why?)?  Which by 2010 (and why?)?  Which by 2015?  Which by 2020?  (Text word limit: 2500 words). 7/98.

10. Choose a reasonably important hypothetical international institution of microeconomics or macroeconomics for which there is an important need (i.e., a WXO in Strauss-Kahn’s terms)..  Explain its potential purpose, functions, structure, challenges, and comparability (or lack thereof) to the institutions that we have studied explicitly.  Make sure to make your discussion both descriptive and analytic, as indicated in the outline of readings.  Esty’s chapter on a GEO in the assigned Kenen volume gives you an example of how to do this (so do not repeat Esty’s paper; choose something other than a GEO – e.g., a global organization to oversee temporary migration (along the lines of GATS Mode 4 Services trade). What accounts for your institution’s non-existence?  (Text word limit: 2500 words). 7/02.

11. Many of our authors seem fond of what Gilpin calls New Medieval organizations, with representation of civil-society and other stakeholders, as well as governments.  One of the most important organizations that does work this New Medieval way is the International Labor Organization (ILO).  Choose one other area in which a new medieval structure might work well, and discuss the reasons for the creation of a international organization, the reasons it should have New Medieval structure, its founding principles, governance and operating procedures, and financial support. (Text word limit: 2500 words). 7/02.

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