20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Important economic processes cannot be fully understood without taking into account political and institutional factors and governments' political motivations. This module introduces insights from politics into the study of public policy and economic performance. In particular, it aims to give students: 1. an opportunity for interdisciplinary study within the undergraduate economics degree; 2. familiarity with the modern literature in theoretical and applied political economy; 3. an opportunity to develop their research skills through research-oriented assignments.

Restrictions on availability: ECN130 or SMI equivalent. ECN21004 or ECN21007 or SMI equivalant. ECN201.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Classroom testing

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