Week 7 – Argentina’s Economic Crisis

In this session we will explore the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) and transnational corporations in the global economy against the backdrop of Argentina’s 2001 economic crisis and its aftermath.

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Required Readings

Chapter 7 of O’Brien and Williams

Chapter 11 of Ravenhill

Mario Carranza, “Poster child or victim of imperialist globalization? Explaining Argentina’s December 2001 political crisis and economic collapse”, Latin American Perspectives 32/6 (2005), pp. 65-89.

“Come and get me”, The Economist, 18 February 2012http://www.economist.com/node/21547836

Zachary Elkins, Andrew T. Guzman and Beth A. Simmons, “Competing for capital: The diffusion of bilateral investment treaties, 1960–2000”, International Organization 60/4(2006): 811-846.

Recommended Readings

Chapters 5 and 12 of Chang

Lauge Skovgaard Poulsen, “Bounded rationality and the diffusion of modern investment treaties”, International Studies Quarterly 58(2014): 1–14.

Kenneth J. Vandevelde, “The political economy of a bilateral investment treaty”, The American Journal of International Law 92/4 (1998): 621-641.

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