Brian Barry, Clinical Associate Professor of Economics
Summary: International Business II - Doing Business in Asia. The course examines several overarching trends that will confront managers and investors doing business in or with Asia, especially China and India. These include rapid urbanization in parts of the region; the rise of the mass consumer; the challenges of domestic integration in two giant and fast-developing economies (China and India); and the increasing clout and economic integration of East Asia as a whole.
The course establishes a framework in the first few weeks to help students navigate this breadth and variety. This includes applying economic and related analytical tools, which are taught elsewhere in the Chicago Booth curriculum, to Asian markets, institutions and firms.
This project will develop background analysis of several important sectors in Asia, including especially retailing and consumer goods, finance and infrastructure in China and India. This analysis will be used in the latter part of the course, to connect aggregate trends in the region to specific business problems and strategies.