17.150 The American Political Economy in Comparative Perspective
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 be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by K. Thelen.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
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