17.178 Political Economy of Institutions and Development


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Explores institutional diversity in capitalist development, both historical and contemporary, and various explanations (e.g. economic, institutional, sociological, and political) for the divergent economic organization. Examines dimensions of comparison, including issues in business-government relations, labor relations, vocational training, and multinational corporations. Also considers global production networks, natural resource dependence, diversified business groups, industrial policy, and globalization.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.178 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by B. Schneider.

Lecture occurs 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM on Wednesdays in E53-438.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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