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Political Economy

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 6
Module lead
Paolo Spada
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

This module introduces topics at the intersection between politics and economics. It exposes students to substantive issues in political economy, such as the comparative analysis of different electoral systems, distributive justice, the moral limits of markets, democracy and corruption. It equips them with various tools to analyse a given economic/political/social problem, from political competition models to applied ethics. The module also emphasises policy applications to real-world problems, with in-depth analysis of several case studies afflicting modern societies.

Linked modules

Pre-Requisites: ECON1001 or ECON1003

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