Political Economy and Economic Policy

Department of Economics, Business School

College of Social Sciences


Code 18136

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 10

Semester 2

Pre-requisite modules None

Other pre-requisites None

Module description

In Political Economy we study non-market decision making, in particular, of political decision making from an economist’s perspective. This module uses the ‘rational choice’ perspective to understanding the process of economic and political decision making in a democracy to studying some particular issues in development economics marcoeconomics, and international economics. Thus, some of the methods of analysis used in the ‘rational choice’ perspective will be used to study problem of government debt, underdevelopment and some special topics (e.g. Conflict and economic resource allocation, economics of crime).

Teaching and learning methods

15 Lectures, 5 Classes