Political Economy - Applied

This course returns to an older tradition in economics, of studying the economy in its political-social context, except with more powerful theoretical and empirical tools.


  • Political Risk

  • Long-run Development: Institutional Persistence and Change

  • Identity and State Capacity

  • Religion and Politics: Cooperation and Conflict

  • Endogenous Preferences: Culture and Institutions


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Who is the Course for? 

The target audience for this course is Graduate Students completing a PhD or MPhil in Economics, and professionals working in central banks and international institutions in research. For a definitive ranking of the mathematical and theoretical skills needed for this course, please view the brochure. 


Choose to follow the Applied Pathway to deepen your knowledge of Applied Economy with courses in Political Economics (morning session) and Development Economics/The Economics of Digital Economy (afternoon session). Or mix and match, choosing different morning or afternoon sessions from our other pathways: Econometrics or Macroeconomics.