Amsterdam, Netherlands

Political Economy

online course
when 17 January 2022 - 28 January 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 750

To what extent does the economy determine the type of policies a government pursues? And how much sway over the economy does a government have? The fields of politics and economics are deeply-intertwined: the study of political economy is extremely important in understanding key processes at work in the world today. It can offer insights and trigger inquiry into the dynamics of states and markets, voters and firms and subject such as income inequality, ‘growth’, Brexit or bilateral relations between the United States and China. Join our two-week online winter programme to learn more!

Course leader

Dawid Walentek.

Target group

For current university students (Bachelors and Masters) in the humanities and social sciences with an interest in economics and political science broadly.

Course aim

Students of this two-week online winter course will focus on four themes: trade, development, inequality, and environment. Participants in this programme will learn about the topics that matter today and learn how to critically engage in the current debates from a rigorous, scientific angle.

These four themes all play and important role in understanding the dynamics of how politics and economics are intertwined in our rapidly globalizing and ever-changing world. They are also lenses through which to look at the complex web of actors and agents and causes and effects that are the network of global markets, politics and trade.

This online winter programme will make use of creative examination methods that allow students to get to know the material and content in an updated and innovative manner, and will include both individual assingments and (small) group work.

These four themes all play and important role in understanding the dynamics of how politics and economics are intertwined in our rapidly globalizing and ever-changing world. They are also lenses through which to look at the complex web of actors and agents and causes and effects that are the network of global markets, politics and trade.

Credits info

4 EC
Upon successful completion of the programme, students who wish to earn credits will receive an official transcript stating the courses taken, credits earned and grades obtained.

Fee info

EUR 750: Tuition fee. Including all course materials and access to the University's digital learning environment and library.

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