To what extent does the economy determine the type of policies a government pursues? And how much sway over the economy does a government have? The fields of politics and economics are deeply-intertwined: the study of political economy is extremely important in understanding key processes at work in the world today. It can offer insights and trigger inquiry into the dynamics of states and markets, voters and firms and subject such as income inequality, ‘growth’, Brexit or bilateral relations between the United States and China. Join our two-week online summer programme to learn more!
|Mode of instruction:||Online (2 weeks)|
|Academic dates:||Monday 21 June - Friday 2 July 2021|
|Academic fees:||€750 read more about what is included.|
|Credits:||4 European Credits. Read more about credits and credit transfer.|
|Early admission deadline:||1 February 2021. Admissions will be processed throughout the year on a rolling basis.|
|Final admission deadline:||1 May 2021|
|Who is this programme for?||For current university students (2nd, 3rd or 4th year Bachelors and Masters) in the arts and social sciences with an interest in economics and political science broadly. For working professionals with a desire to continue their education/update their skills in this field.|
The recent and ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has made it clear that the state is back with regards to implementing economic control, regulations, and measures, but also highlighted how fragile the state is towards global markets. Few disciplines other than Political Economy offer an insight that allows the study of the intertwined worlds of politics and economics; states and markets; voters and firms.
Students of this two-week online summer course will focus on four themes: trade, development, inequality, and environment. Participants in this programme will learn about the topics that matter today and learn how to critically engage in the current debates from a rigorous, scientific angle.
These four themes all play and important role in understanding the dynamics of how politics and economics are intertwined in our rapidly globalizing and ever-changing world. They are also lenses through which to look at the complex web of actors and agents and causes and effects that are the network of global markets, politics and trade.
This online programme will make use of creative examination methods that allow students to get to know the material and content in an updated and innovative manner, and will include both individual assingments and (small) group work.
Dawid Walentek (MSc) works in the UvA’s Faculty of Social And Behavioural Sciences within the programme group on Political Economy and Transnational Governance. Dawid is also a researcher on education policy with the Department of Sociology. Dawid's scholarly work is mostly focused on economic sanctions and international trade.
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Looking to learn more about the importance of political economy? Read this interview with Academic Director Dawid Walentek.
|Credits||4 ECTS, 2 weeks|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Conditions for admission||Open|