Capstone PPE: Empirical Political Economy

Faculteit University College Groningen
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode UCGSS308
Vaknaam Capstone PPE: Empirical Political Economy
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Capstone PPE: Empirical Political Economy
Leerdoelen By the end of the course, the student is able to:

- Formulate a testable research question in the field of political economy and collect data to test it

- Embed the research question in the relevant academic literature and summarize the relevant literature concisely

- Choose and estimate an appropriate empirical model, interpret the estimated results correctly, and propose policy implications and avenues for further research

- Reflect on the chosen method and address the limitations of the empirical test

- Report all findings in an academic research paper / presentation
Omschrijving Empirical Political Economy

This is a capstone course building upon the 2nd year course Political Economy. The course is organized around a few selected timely research themes (e.g. gender inequality, economic inequality, economic reform, political ideology). In the course, students select one of the themes and will (in small groups/pairs) do an academic research project in the field of political economics using empirical methods. The course will consist of some introductory lectures/workshops into the themes, a hands-on introduction to empirical methods in the field, presentation sessions to report intermediate work, feedback sessions, and a final presentation. The objective of the research project is to provide an empirically founded scientific answer to a societal and academic relevant research question in the field of political economy.

Literature: Articles selected by the teacher + articles selected by the students.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm Lecture, Study Group, Tutorial
Toetsvorm Assignments, Group Project, Presentation
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. R.H.T. Wiese
Docent(en) dr. R.H.T. Wiese
Entreevoorwaarden UCGSS203 Political Economy
Opmerkingen Literature: Articles selected by the teacher + articles selected by the students.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Liberal Arts and Sciences  (Year 3) - semester II a keuzegroep