POL S 409 A: Undergraduate Seminar In Political Economy

Summer Term: 
A-term
Meeting Time: 
MTWThF 12:00pm - 2:10pm
Location: 
LOW 216
SLN: 
14515
Joint Sections: 
ECON 409 A
Instructor:
Jennifer Noveck
Note: 
Topic: Political Economy of Development

Syllabus Description:

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is an introduction to the political economy of development. We examine the following questions throughout the quarter: How does politics shape economic development across countries and within countries over time? What political institutions matter for explaining variation in economic development, why do these institutions matter, and where did they come from? What role do culture, education, inequality, access to finance, corruption and the provision of public goods play in economic development?

 

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Catalog Description: 
Seminar in political economy with focus on Marxian and public choice approaches to political economy. Explores the questions raised by each approach, the assumption(s) and testability of hypotheses, and applies these approaches to a number of problems in political economy. Offered: jointly with ECON 409.
Department Requirements: 
Political Economy Option
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Writing (W)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
January 10, 2018 - 9:36pm