17.150 The American Political Economy in Comparative Perspective


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Examines the origins and impact of key features of the American political economy in comparative perspective. Considers a range of political-economic topics, including labor markets, finance, taxation, social policy, and the role of money and organized interests. Highlights the distinctive aspects of American political economy in terms of both institutional structure and substantive outcomes (such as poverty and inequality) by comparing the US with other nations, particularly other rich democracies.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.150 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by K. Thelen.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Wednesdays in E53-438.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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