857-0004-00L  Political Economy

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersT. Bernauer, V. Koubi
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for MA Comparative and International Studies.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
857-0004-00 UPolitical Economy Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.1 hrs
Thu11:15-12:00IFW C 33 »
T. Bernauer, V. Koubi
857-0004-00 SPolitical Economy Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.2 hrs
Thu09:15-11:00IFW C 33 »
T. Bernauer, V. Koubi

Catalogue data

AbstractThis seminar focuses on the interplay of political and economic forces in shaping policy outcomes at local to global levels. It concentrates on the application of economic logic to political questions and the influence of political processes and institutions on economic activity.
ObjectiveThis seminar focuses on the interplay of political and economic forces in shaping policy outcomes at local to global levels. It concentrates on the application of economic logic to political questions and the influence of political processes and institutions on economic activity.
ContentThis seminar emphasizes the interplay of political and economic forces in shaping policy outcomes at local to global levels. It focuses on the application of economic logic to political questions and the influence of political processes and institutions on economic activity. Consequently, it draws on a broad range of theoretical perspectives from comparative and international politics, positive political theory, public choice, and economics. We first review basic theoretical models from political science and economics and then use them to investigate a number of specific areas of interest. We examine the effects of special interests on government regulation of economic activity, the determinants of the size of government, economic growth and sustainable development, the politics of international trade and investment, and monetary and fiscal policy. We seek to make students familiar not only with the theoretical and methodological approaches used in this area of study, but also with important research issues in comparative and international political economy.
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Prerequisites / NoticeCore course in the MACIS program. Restricted to students of MACIS. 8 ECTS credit points upon successful completion. The overall grade will be based on a review essay, a presentation in class, and an end-of-semester written test.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits8 credits
ExaminersV. Koubi, T. Bernauer
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationThe final grade will be based on a review essay, a presentation in class, participation in class, and two written mid- and end-of-semester exams.

Learning materials

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Restrictions

General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupComparative and International Studies MA (863100)

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ProgrammeSectionType
Comparative and International Studies MasterCore SeminarsWInformation