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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

GOVT 40.07 Comparative Political Economy

This course is an introduction to comparative political economy, the comparative politics of domestic economic policies. Topics include:market reforms in developed, developing, and postsocialist countries, varieties of welfare capitalism, income inequality and political stability, (de)regulation and privatization, federalism, the effects of political institutions on economic development, interest groups, property rights, the rule of law, and corruption. We will look in depth at both developed and developing countries, with an emphasis on understanding why they choose (or end up with) the policies and institutions that they have, even when in some cases these policies and institutions might hamper development or increase poverty. The central goal of this course is to develop students' ability to reason through political explanations of economic policies.



Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:INT or SOC; WCult:W

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.