Political Economics

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode EBB886B05
Vaknaam Political Economics
Niveau(s) bachelor, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Political Economics
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Explain why and under which conditions governments fail to implement optimal economic policies.
2. Use political agency models to understand the consequences of limited information in politics.
3. Apply political agency models in the context of public finance.
4. Explain why economic outcomes (e.g., fiscal policy, monetary policy, economic growth) differ across countries depending on the institutional context.
5. Evaluate empirical work with respect to model specification, endogeneity issues, and the measurement of political variables.
Omschrijving This course provides an overview of the current state of affairs of scientific research in the field of political economy. Topics covered are: political accountability / voting models, central bank independence, political budget cycle- and partisan- theory, the impact of the political system on economic reforms (fiscal policy changes, market reform etc.), and the impact of democracy/autocracy on economic growth.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
(and guest lecture)
Toetsvorm -schriftelijk tentamen (open vragen)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. R.M. Jong A Pin
Docent(en) dr. R.M. Jong A Pin
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Reader Political Economy Various
Entreevoorwaarden Students should be familiar with the topics discussed in Econometrics for ECO, BE or IE&B.
Opmerkingen Coordinator: Dr Richard Jong-A-Pin, r.m.jong.a.pin@rug.nl
Secretary: Kim Beute, e-mail: k.beute@rug.nl, room 5411.0734, tel: +31 (0)50 3637018
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Econometrics and Operations Research/EOR  (keuzevakken BSc EOR) 3 semester II b keuze
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  ( Economics) 3 semester II b keuzegroep
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  (keuzevakken E&BE-BE) 3 semester II b keuze
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  (keuzevakken E&BE-IE&B) 3 semester II b keuze
Courses Exchange (BSc): semester 1.1 and 1.2 not open (due to corona measures)  (Courses Exchange Students (BSc) without limited access (sem 1.1 & 1.2 not open)) 3 semester II b keuze