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Economics 70 Poland
Krakow, Poland; Various Locations, Poland; Warsaw, Poland (Outgoing w/Side Trips Program)
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Program Terms: Fall
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Language of Country: Polish Target Language: English
Lodging Options: Hotel Enrollment: 16
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EMBED Department / Program: Economics
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Program Overview


Econ 70 – Immersion Experience in Applied Economics and Policy

This course provides students with a background into the topic of study and uses class time to prepare for the research to be done off-campus, including time for orientation to prepare students to travel and live off-campus. In addition, these student-driven research projects will provide students with an opportunity to build teamwork, leadership and communication skills, as well as provide them with research experience.

Section 2 – The Transition of Poland to a Market Economy

Most economics courses taught in the US heavily emphasize the efficiency of markets and how individual decision-making, in freely functioning markets, can be modeled and understood. But there are a number of countries around the world whose economic organization is NOT mainly guided by markets; some of these economies remain partially controlled, or planned, where property and the means of production are formally government-owned and prices are centrally determined. This history of central planning has influenced the development of markets in much of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union; some economies have fully transitioned from planning to markets, while some lag significantly behind. In this class, students will study the history of the centrally-planned economic system and how it influenced economic development in Poland and we learn how Poland’s economy has transitioned to a market-oriented economy.


Faculty Director
2017 Fall: Professor Elisabeth Curtis

Must be registered in the Economics 70 course for fall term 2017.

The Council of International Educational Exchange (CIEE) will be working with Dartmouth to organize this program for Dartmouth College for two weeks in fall 2017 at the CIEE Study Center in Warsaw, Poland.  CIEE will coordinate this program for a minimum of ten students in the fall of 2017.

Student Life

Students will be housed in a hotel during this two week period.

Financial Information

All costs associated with the travel portion of the course will be covered for students on financial aid. Students not receiving Dartmouth financial aid will be expected to cover the cost of their transportation to/from Poland. Round trip airfare to/from Poland is expected to be $1,500 or less. All other program costs, including lodging and meals, will be covered by the program. Students should plan to bring a limited amount of spending money (~$200) to cover the cost of incidentals such as drinks and snacks, souvenirs, and meals while in transit.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.