The aim of the course is to examine political causes behind the distribution of wealth among and within nations of the world.
People across the world have put in an equal amount of their time at work, yet the fruits of their labor have been more or less wasted in some parts of the world, cultivated so as to offer a life in abundance in other parts of the world. Race, religion, culture, and natural resources are obviously irrelevant to explain this pattern of distribution. The key to the answer is government: what kind of government is beneficial for economic growth and prosperity? This course is about political economy, addressing the competing approaches that claim to have the explanations to national and regional variations in growth. Note that the course does not require training in econometrics or other highly formalized
|Language of instruction||English|
|Institution||UiT The Arctic University of Norway|
|Fields of study||Political science and civicsEconomics|
|Tags||politicsinternational politicseconomyglobal economywealth|