Clementine Kessler

CIW-Seminar - The political economy of development

The Chair of Political Economy offers a Bachelor seminar on "The political economy of development" in the upcoming winter term 2020/21. This seminar discusses the political determinants of economic and social development. Which type of political regime fosters economic growth? How do societies develop under democratic or autocratic rule? What role do political and social institutions or the legal system play? How does political conflict impact on development?

The course is open to students in the FB4 interdisciplinary Bachelor programs as well as to Bachelor students in the economics program. Prior knowledge in introductory econometrics is required. Prior knowledge in Political Economy, Public Choice Theory and/or Law & Economics is recommended. Students who have successfully applied for this seminar will receive an e-mail with information on how to sign in for the Learnweb course. In order to earn credit points, all participants are required to write and present a term paper of 15 pages and to actively participate during the seminar.

An introductory meeting will take place on October 5, 2020 via Zoom. Participation is mandatory. The seminar is planned take place on January 21 and 22, 2021.  Submission deadline for term papers is January 17, 2020 (11.59 p.m.). For more information on the course and the topics, please see the syllabus.

Please enroll for this course (“CIW-Seminar”) by using the form provided on the CIW webpage. The enrollment deadline is September 15, 2020. In case of questions regarding the enrollment process, please contact Kerstin Heitmann in the CIW secretary. If you have organizational questions, please reach out to Kim Leonie Kellermann.