Basic knowledge of economics.
The purpose of the course is to examine the characteristics of the different models of capitalism, focusing on both the national varieties of capitalism and the different historical stages of the capitalist economy. We consider the relative advantages of the historical varieties of capitalism and the problems facing the modern global economy.
More in detail the course focuses on the following topics
Capitalism and Scarcity
The Evolution of Property
Technology and Institutions
Institutional Complementarities and Varieties of Capitalism
Divisions of Labor
Power and Wealth
Intellectual Monopoly Capitalism
The background readings can be downloaded at the site:
Lecture and debates
Two intermediate exams.
The slide of the course are downloadable at the site: