PSC 564 Comparative Political Economy

Political Science Field: Comparative Politics, International Relations
Typically offered every other year


Fall 2008

Course Syllabus

This graduate seminar offers a broad survey of research in comparative political economy. More specifically, we will study how various political institutions, processes, and events affect economic policy and outcomes as well as the converse, how economic performance and interests influence the development of institutions and political outcomes. The primary goal of this course is to help students identify research opportunities in the literature. Accordingly, emphasis will be placed on the generation of research proposals that reflect a sound understanding of the state of the field. Students will be evaluated on short assignments, participation, presentations, and a final research proposal.