Focuses on comparison across geographical areas including comparative political economy, comparative cultures, and comparative institutions. Provides familiarity with the comparative method of inquiry, an understanding of the interplay between area studies and cross-regional theories, and skills in conducting comparative research and writing. Prerequisite: ECON 200; ECON 201. Offered: W.
Introduction to an advanced theory of inetrantional political economy, particularly the new ideas developed by the so called evolutionary school (Schumpeter, Hayek, Mises, Popper).
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture combined with extensive class discussion around lecture as well as selected major books in the field.
Another lower course in international political economy and familiarity with Gilpin's The Political Economy of International Relations.
Class assignments and grading
Three brief tests and a research paper.
Tests earn the total equal the total grade of the research paper, plus there is an adjustment for class participation.