Christopher A Adolph
Seminar in political economy with focus on Marxian and public choice approaches to political economy. Explores the questions raised by each approach, the assumption(s) and testability of hypotheses, and applies these approaches to a number of problems in political economy. Recommended: ECON 300; POL S 270. Offered: jointly with POL S 409.
Description: In this seminar, we will discuss the interrelationship of politics and economics, focusing on the experience of industrialized democracies. We will address two big questions: How political choices and institutions affect economic performance, and how economic realities, in turn, shape politics. We will come to grips with these questions across topics including globalization, economic inequality, the welfare state, voting behavior, and corporatism.
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