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Political Economy Concentration

Coordinator: Professor Michael Hemesath

The study of political economy involves issues that range from the analysis of American public policy, the increasing global interdependence of national governments and their economies, the relationship of micro-level to macro-level activity, and the ways that public and private choices affect one another.

Requirements for the Concentration:

Since the study of politics and economics are closely and intimately related, we ask students (1) to get a grounding in several different disciplines; (2) to specialize in one broad area; and (3) to come together in a final senior seminar that cuts across the different fields of specialization.

Students enrolling in the concentration will ordinarily major in economics, history, political science, or sociology/anthropology.

Lower Level Course Requirements (four courses required):

All three of the following:

ECON 110: Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 111: Principles of Microeconomics

POSC 265: Politics of Global Economic Relations

plus one course from:

ECON 250: History of Economic Ideas

HIST 140: Europe During the French and Industrial Revolutions

POSC 170: International Relations and World Politics

POSC 263: European Political Economy (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

Upper Level Course Requirements (one course required):

Course must correspond with broad area of specialization.

American Public Policy:

ECON 270: Economics of the Public Sector

POSC 201: National Policymaking

or World Trade and Development:

ECON 280: International Trade

ECON 281: International Finance

Upper Level Course Electives (three courses required):

Each student will select at least three courses from the two broad areas of specialization listed below in consultation with the concentration coordinator. These courses must come from at least two different departments. Two of these courses should be in the same broad area of specialization. Courses listed under Upper Level

Course Requirements (above) may also count as upper level course electives if they are not being used to satisfy the Upper Level Course Requirements group.

American Public Policy:

ECON 232: American Economic History (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

ECON 260: Managerial Economics I

ECON 262: Economics of Sports

ECON 265: Game Theory and Economic Applications (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

ECON 271: Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment

ECON 273: Water and Western Economic Development (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

ECON 274: Labor Economics (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

ECON 275: Law and Economics

ECON 278: Industrial Organization and Pricing Policy (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

ECON 395: Topics in Industrial Organization

ECON 395: Sport Economics

ECON 395: Advanced Topics in Macro Theory

ECON 395: Advanced Topics in Labor Economics (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

HIST 190: Technology in American History (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

POSC 262: Environmental Policy and Politics

POSC 266: Urban Political Economy (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

POSC: Carleton Political Science Seminar in Washington D.C.*

POSC 308: Poverty and Public Policy (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

SOAN 220: Class, Power, and Inequality in America (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

World Trade and Development:

ECON: Carleton Economics Seminar in Cambridge*

ECON 231: Soviet and Post-Soviet Economics (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

ECON 240: Economics of Developing Countries

ECON 241: Technological Progress and Development

HIST 272: Mexico in Historical Perspective (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

HIST 274: Brazil from Colonial to Modern Times (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

HIST 346: Imperialism (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

POSC 268: International Environmental Politics and Policy

POSC 320: Government and Politics of Africa (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

POSC 322: Political Economy of Latin America (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

POSC 381: Politics of Economic Development

POSC 382: Chinese Economy in Transition

POSC 383: Political and Economic Integration of Europe (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

POSC 386: Comparing Mexico and China (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

SOAN 130: Population and Food in the Global System (Not offered in 2002-2003.)

SOAN 234: Ecology, Economy, and Culture

SOAN 312: Actors and Issues in Contemporary Third World "Development"

Upper Level Seminar Requirement: (one course)

POSC 360: Seminar in Political Economy

* selected courses from the off-campus seminar