In this seminar we deal with two central topics in the field of political economy: in the first half we discuss the current research literature on the reasons for the development of inequality. In the second half we focus on research on the reasons for the increasing popularity of populism.
A component of the seminar is an ungraded presentation.
Required: A good understanding of econometrics and interest in economic history.
Max. 20 participants.
Application: Please send a mail to Felix Kersting (firstname.lastname@example.org) until October 15, 2020. If there are more applicants than spots, we will make a lottery in advance and let you know about the result at October 16, 2020.
A few recent overviews
Guriev, Sergei and Papaionnou, Elias (2020) The Political Economy of Populism. CEPR Discussion Paper No. 14433.
Colantone, Italo and Stanig, Piero (2019) The Surge of Economic Nationalism in Western Europe. Journal of Economic Perspectives 33(4), 128-151.
Roine, Jesper and Waldenström, Daniel (2015) Long-Run Trends in the Distribution of Income and Wealth. Handbook of Income Distribution, 469-592.
StO/PO BA BWL und VWL 2016: 6 LP, Modul: "Themen der europäischen Wirtschaftsgeschichte"
StO/PO MA 2016: 6 LP, Modul: "Economic History"
StO/PO MEMS 2016: 6 LP, Modul: "Economic History", Major: Macroeconomics
Die Veranstaltung wurde 11 mal im Vorlesungsverzeichnis WiSe 2020/21 gefunden: