PSC/IR 108 Introduction to Political Economy

Political Science Field: Political Philosophy, Positive Theory, Introductory Courses
International Relations Track: Political Economy and Development (B)
This course is archived. It will not be offered again.


Fall 2008

Course Syllabus

How do political institutions affect economic growth? How do economic conditions affect political decisions? This course is an introduction to the history of thought and current debates in political economy. We review great texts in the history of political economy (by Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and others), present an introduction to the modern tools used in the field, and show their applications in the context of democratic and nondemocratic politics.