Comparative Political Economy

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

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
CountryNorway
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUiT The Arctic University of Norway
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits10.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyPolitical science and civicsEconomics
Teaching placeTromsø
Tagspoliticsinternational politicseconomyglobal economywealth
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