Varieties of capitalism

Why do American labour markets follow different rules than European labour markets? Why do firms have different layers of hierarchies in different countries? Why are reform trajectories fundamentally different? Will countries over the course of globalisation converge or diverge?
This course provides an analytical insight into the different ways capitalist political economies are organised today. It also provides students with an in-depth understanding of the institutions governing political economies.

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  • analyse and explain how and why differences in the organisation of European economies persist, increase or decrease and which role institutional frameworks play in this process 
  • produce well-structured, clearly written, analytical and comparative papers on this topic using different sources and empirical material

This course is for 2nd year MIA and MPP students only.