253 - International Political Economy

Faculty: Not offered in 2007-2008

This is a course in political economy, an interdisciplinary field that examines how political institutions affect economic outcomes, and how institutions change in response to changing economic factors. The two main objectives of the course are:

1. To gain a better understanding of the varieties of capitalism that exist in the world today, the costs and benefits of alternative governmental arrangements, and the prospects for institutional convergence.

2. To identify the political trends and institutions shaping the contemporary world economy, and the opportunities and risks associated with them.

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