The Political Economy of Institutions

ECON 751

Provides survey of institutional analysis, focusing on recent developments in economics, political science and legal studies. Emphasis is on analysis of institutional change and the functions of institutions. Explores mechanisms by which constitutions, laws, customs and conventions undergo transformations. Topics include pace of institutional transformation, latent change, social inertia, political revolutions, links between beliefs/behaviors, and the social functions of laws, customs and conventions. Readings and case studies reflect the interdisciplinary characteristic of field. Prerequisites: Econ 701D and 705D or Econ 601 and Econ 605 and must be Econ PhD or PolSci PhD or instructor consent. Instructor: Staff


Prerequisites: Econ 701D and Econ 705D or Econ 601D and Econ 605D AND Econ PhD or Polsci PhD

Cross-Listed As
  • POLSCI 762