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Seminars of Winter 2016/2017

The Berlin Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence has been conducting research and teaching in the field of European economic policy-making, European integration and comparative policy studies since 1998. The topics of the various fields of research are reflected in Jean Monnet Courses and Modules, which have been developed to support teaching in the field of European integration. A special characteristic of the teaching programme is the first hand knowledge provided by the participation of many young lecturers and experts, who possess direct professional experience of the EU institutions and policymaking processes. In 1998 the Jean Monnet Lectures, a series of European related lectures by outstanding speakers from academia and practice, were added to the regular course programme. The JMC offers courses in all major areas of political science: political theory, the German political system, comparative politics and international relations. In all these fields, the JMC employs the theoretical and empirical methods of Modern Political Economy.
15463 - Modern Political Economics

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Michael Bolle

Location: Ihnestr.22/UG 4 Seminarraum (Ihnestr. 22)

Time: Monday, 16:00 - 18:00

Syllabus: [ seminar plan winter semester 2016-2017.pdf ]


Modern Political Economy is concerned with the interaction between  political and economic systems. As in any other science, a variety of  analytical (theoretical as well as empirical) methods do exist and can  be distinguished. The basic feature of this seminar is to explain  economic policies and economic performance by focusing on the  interaction between individual preferences, processes of political  decision-making and institutions./n The seminar will develop an  understanding of methodological foundations and simple models.  Furthermore, it will engage in the discussion of timely substantial  subjects and findings. The acquired knowledge of models and approaches  may thus be employed to analyze and explain further problems in the  field of political science that students may encounter in the course of  their studies. Seminar will be bilingual and students are given the  opportunity to present their thesis (B.A., M.A., Dissertation, etc.) on  the field of Political Economy. We offer a platform for discussion of  "Work in progress" as preparation for international conferences.  <br /><br /> Please contact Prof. Bolle before the start of the course.