Economics

Political Economy and Institutions(ECON442)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
ECON442 Political Economy and Institutions 5 3 0 0 3 4
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Language of Instruction French
Course Type Elective
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Sezgin POLAT sezginpolat@gmail.com (Email)
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References Acemoglu, Daron, and James A. Robinson. Economic origins of dictatorship and democracy. Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Acemoglu, Daron, Simon Johnson, and James A. Robinson. "Institutions as a fundamental cause of long-run growth." Handbook of economic growth 1 (2005): 385-472.
North, Douglass C., John J. Wallis, and Barry R. Weingast. "Violence and social order." Cambridge (Mass.) (2009).
North, Douglass C. "Institutions, transaction costs and economic growth." Economic Inquiry 25.3 (1987): 419-428.
Greif, Avner. Institutions and the path to the modern economy: Lessons from medieval trade. Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Concept of Institution
2 Social conflict and institutions
3 Economic origins of democracy
4 Violence and social orders
5 Institutions and factors endowments
6 Distribution and role of capital
7 Cultural beliefs and the organization of society
8 Culture and institutions
9 Natural resources and social diversity
10 Middle East and institutional stagnation
11 Trust and Growth
12 Social structures
13 Redistribution and Politics
14 Economic effects of constitutions
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 3 60
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 1 40
Toplam 4 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 2 40
Presentation 1 20
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 0 0
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 0 0
Toplam 3 60
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Demonstrate a basic knowledge of different economic theories and main discussions driving current theoretical approaches
2 Demonstrate ability to use basic qualitative and quantitative methods to asses different economic questions of applied fields
3 Show a sound understanding of current economic discussions and problems X
4 Have an effective and clear communication in written and oral formats in different public and professional contexts.
5 Demonstrate basic knowledge of the world economic history and a sound knowledge of the Turkish economic history
7 Demonstrate knowledge of standard quantitative techniques and empirical models used in economics
8 Show ability to apply basic economic theory to an applied topic
9 Show a basic understanding of analytical methods, both theory- and model-based
10 Show ability to use economic concepts to discuss current economic issues X
11 Reason logically and work analytically
12 Show awareness on social aspects of the economics in different applied and theoretical fields X
13 Identify appropriate economic models to analyse problems
16 Show understanding of basic statistical and econometric concepts and ability to apply basic concepts to own empirical work
17 Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the current economic issues in Turkey and a general knowledge of the issues in the world economy X
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 3 42
Working Hours out of Class 14 3 42
Assignments 2 6 12
Presentation 1 6 6
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 0 0 0
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 0 0 0
Quiz 0 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 102
Total Workload / 25 4,08
Credits ECTS 4
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