The Political Economy of Development (WS 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 seminar will take place as a block seminar in January 2021. The detailed schedule is tba. Course instructor is Dr. Manuel Santos Silva. The course language is English. Further information and a detailed syllabus will be distributed at the beginning of the winter term 20/21.
In order to earn credit points, all participants are required to write and present a term paper of 15 pages. 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 microeconomics and macroeconomics is required. Prior knowledge in political economy, Public Choice Theory and/or Law & Economics is recommended.
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.
- Professor Dr. Thomas Apolte (verantwortlich)
- Dr. Manuel Duarte Santos Silva (verantwortlich)