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Political Economy in a Post-Neoliberal World

15 Credits

Political Economy in the Post-Neoliberal World is intended to deepen the understanding of the political context of Economics, and the way in which the discipline of Economics produces ideas and conclusions.

The inspiration for this course arises from two key requirements for a good economic education: to expose students to real problems, and to move away from purely neoclassical expositions. This has been reinforced by recent public health challenges with serious implications for the economy. It is clear that some of the well-established ideas and models in the last four decades should be re-examined and reassessed in order to incorporate the new realities that we face on a daily basis.

This course is based on a mix of texts, including papers from both the qualitative and quantitative research traditions, but is heavily based on two main textbooks supplemented by additional readings.