04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M
Section Information for Spring 2021
This class should be of value to anyone interested in economic history or related fields like political economy.
This class will introduce PhD students to research in the economics and economic history of culture, institutions and religion. The approach is wide-ranging and encompasses topics in the economics of culture and overlaps with issues in economic history and institutional economics. As such this class will complement other classes and fields you take. There will be a particular focus on the political economy angle and the relationship between religion and the state. The class will consist of a mixture of lectures, discussion and student presentations. The purpose of this class is to prepare you for research. You will work on paper ideas
and papers which will ideally form the basis of either your dissertation or lead to published papers. The requirements are that you are attend every class (unless you have a good reason to be absent) and write a paper at the end of the semester. As an intermediate step I will invite you to propose three paper ideas to me and to discuss these ideas after class or in my office hours. There will be student presentations at the
end of the semester.
ECON 895 DL4 is a distance education section.
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Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Non-Degree.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.