The Politics of Economics

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Politics of Economics

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Economics, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module description: This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply standard neo-classical economic analysis to the political realm. The module will aim to:
    ? Introduce students to the basic approach of neo-classical economic analysis and the relevance of these concepts to the study of government and politics
    ? Provide students with an understanding of the problems of market failure and government failure and provide a scholarly framework to comparatively evaluate these problems
    ? Provide students with a familiarity with a number of classic and key contemporary readings in public choice theory

    By the end of this module students will be able to:
    ? Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of economics and their possible application to politics
    ? Show an understanding of the problems of market failure and government failure
    ? Demonstrate an ability to assess the policy implications that follow from the existence of market failure and government failure

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