Introduction to Political Economy

A man stands under a large umbrella, and places his votes into white boxes. A sign hangs nearby that says "el voto es libre y secreto."

A man casts his vote during a free and open election in Mexico. (Image courtesy of Nathan Gibbs on flickr. License: CC BY-NC-SA.)


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Fall 2017



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This course is intended as an introduction to the field of political economy. It is the first part of a two-part sequence in political economy, along with 14.773 Political Economy: Institutions and Development. Combined, the purpose of the two classes is to give you both a sense of the frontier research topics and a good command of the tools in the area. 

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Daron Acemoglu, and Benjamin Olken. 14.770 Introduction to Political Economy. Fall 2017. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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