Political Economy

Numbering Code G-ECON31 5A413 LE43 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language English Day/Period Wed.3
Instructor name YAGI KIICHIRO (Part-time Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course What are the characteristics of the modern capitalist economy? What are the urgent problems of contemporary economy and how to deal with them? Using an innovative online text, core-econ THE ECONOMY, this course offers a problem-oriented new approach of political economy that differs from the orthodox academic economics considerablly.
Course Goals By the extensive use of online English written texts and materials, participants can acquire the modern style of investigation into modern economy.
Schedule and Contents The text THE ECONOMY consists of basic parts (Unit 1-16) and capstone parts (Unit 17-22)that deal with contemporary problems on the base of the former.
As a course of the graduate school,this course examines our knowledge and understanding of modern economy by using the capstone units and returns to the basic units where it is necessary.

CAPSTONE UNITS
Unit 17: The Great Depression,golden age,and global financial crisis
Unit 18: The Nation and the world economy
Unit 19: Economic Inequality
Unit 20: Economics of the Environment
Unit 21: Innovation, Information, and the networked economy
Unit 22: Economics, politics, and public Policy

Each unit will take two or three classes.
The 1st and 2nd class: Unit 17

The paticipants are requested to choose their favorite topics from the capstone units and take the role of the guide of the studying the relevant chapters.
All the participants are expected to have read the unit before attending the class.
Bringing your own device (PC or tablett) to the class is welcome.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Evaluation is based on attendance, guidance, presentation, and discussion in the class. The quality of guidance/presentation 60%, attendance and discussion 40%.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) The paticipants are requested to choose their favorite topics from the capstone units and take the role of the guide of the studying the relevant chapters.
All the participants are expected to have read the unit before attending the class.
BOD (Bringing your own device, PC or tablett) is welcome.
Textbooks Textbooks/References THE ECONOMY: Economics for a changing world, The Core Team, (Oxford University Press), ISBN:9780198810247, The text is free to access from https://www.core-econ.org.
Please access the core-econ site (//www.core-econ.org) and log in to read THE ECONOMY. The participants should know what core is and how to study this text (THE ECONOMY) before the start of the Course.
References, etc. To be announced in the class.
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