Всего учебных программ в данном разделе: 28
Theories of Class and Stratification [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 23-12-2002Carl Cuneo
This course introduces the student to sociological theories of social inequality. It is thus a foundation for many other courses in sociology. We will focus primarily on class, status, and power, with some attention to the state, gender, race, and culture. The course is organized around the study of selected authors - Marx, Weber, Gramsci, Poulantzas, Carchedi, Durkheim, Parsons, Davis and Moore, Dahrendorf, and Wright, - and their critiques in terms of gender and race. Selected books and articles on their writings will be used. In addition, the instructor's notes are available in a variety of formats. These take the form of passive documents in wordperfect and ASCII formats, and live interactive documents on the world wide web.
Theory of Banking [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 27-06-2006Xavier Freixas, Arnoud Boot
The course will cover different aspects of the theory of banking and financial intermediation including the following topics:
- Monitoring by and within banks
- Bank runs and financial crises
- Financial contracting and interbank competition
- Comparative financial systems
- Credit markets and the macro environment
Audience: The course is intended for graduate students with a general interest in financial markets and institutions. Special efforts will be made to assist students in developing research topics for their dissertations.
The Political Economy of Institutions [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 22-09-2003Jonathan Rodden
Spring Semester, 2003
Research on the organization of democratic institutions is flourishing in the fields of economics and comparative politics. Students in both fields have rediscovered some of the questions and themes that occupied thinkers like Aristotle, Rousseau, and Madison. This course provides an overview of some classic and contemporary approaches to basic questions of institutional design in democracies, paying special attention to the relationship between democracy, public goods, and economic growth. We start by asking whether there is a link between democracy and economic growth. Our rather unsatisfying answer is that it depends. We discover that the relationship depends on whether democratic institutions are able to solve a variety of basic problems, like public goods, coordination, collective action, and the tragedy of the commons. After discussing these concepts, we are ready to take a closer look at types of democracies around the world. We explore the role of electoral institutions, the distinction between majoritarian and consensus democracy, the relationship between executives and legislatures, and the roles of federalism and central bank independence. We will address a variety of normative and positive questions about institutions, but one question will dominate: Under what conditions will democracies make policies that serve the common interest rather than the interests of small groups? The third section of the course assesses a variety of empirical evidence. In particular, we focus on the size of the public sector, fiscal performance, macroeconomic stability, inflation, and trade.
The Political Economy of Institutions [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 02-10-2003Timur Kuran
This course presents the role of institutions, their functions and evolutions.
The Program on Markets and Institutions [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 10-01-2003Руководитель: Karen Vaughn
The Program on Markets and Institutions is devoted to the promotion of teaching and research on the institutional arrangements that are suitable for the support of free and prosperous societies. Implicit in this statement is the presumption that those arrangement are to some extent open to conscious selection, as well as the appreciation that the type of arrangements that are selected within a society can influence significantly the economic, political, and moral character of that society.
The Social Origins of Terrorism [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 04-06-2003Ziad Munson
В курсе "Социальные основы терроризма" изучаются социальные, религиозные и политические причины терроризма посредством исторического и кросснационального анализа его корней. Рассматриваются различные виды терроризма: политический на Ближнем Востоке, экологический, религиозный и государственный, распространенные во всем мире, террористические движения против абортов в США. Изучая курс, студенты получают возможность лучше понять убеждения террористов, условия возникновения и поддержания террористического движения , а также более общие источники политического насилия.
The Sociology of Development and Global Capitalism [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 19-12-2009Gary G. Hamilton
This graduate-level course covers an area that is conventionally known as the sociology of development. This course, however, differs from a traditional course in development in that I am attempting here to synthesize a number of different literatures into an integrated perspective that focuses on local economies in an age of global capitalism. I describe these literatures below. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the founders of social science were deeply involved in analyzing the social, political, and economic changes that they observed in their own societies. Most theoretical perspectives about transformative changes, which include economic growth and transformation, date from this formative period. These perspectives include neo-classical economics; two strains of Marxian analysis, one emphasizing political economy of nation states and the other emphasizing global dimensions of capitalism; a Durkheimian interpretation that economic action rests on social norms; and a Weberian view of the historical development and diffusion of Western capitalism. Despite the continuing currency of these early perspectives, the sociology of development, as a defined area of study, dates only from the post World War II era. Starting from this period, we have gone through two and have entered a third "climate of opinion." Each climate of opinion contains a "circle of discourse" that connects what is perceived to be happening in the world to how theorists representing different perspectives analyze social, political, and economic changes. The task of the course is to recognize the sociology of theorizing the global economy, even as we try to engage in the theoretical effort ourselves. Using a comparative, historical perspective to examine both a changing world and changing views of the world, we will outline theoretical developments in the first two periods, and then examine in depth those in the current period. In the first period immediately following World War II, a period in which the cold war developed, a number of sociologists and economists began systematically to investigate Third World societies--societies outside the capitalist and communist worlds. These observers mainly argued for a theory of inevitable endogenous change toward capitalist development and political democracy; this theory became known as modernization theory. In the 1960s, with the outbreak of the Vietnam War and of many mass movements, social theorists turned towards Marxian analysis and historical, comparative sociology in order to decipher the changing world as then perceived. In this period, development theorists began passionately to argue for critical, trans-societal views of global change. This line of theorizing encompasses both world systems theory and theories of dependent development. Although overlapping at first and engaged in a mutual deliberative discourse, these two sets of theories were then in tension with each other and have since diverged. In the last two decades, first with the rapprochement of the communist and capitalist worlds and then with the collapse of communism as a state system and of Marxism as a viable political ideology, the sociology of development is in process of changing in decisive ways. No clear consensus about the best ways to conceptualize economic change has emerged. In fact, quite to the contrary, there now exist several theoretical perspectives on global and local development that do not seem to be “talking to each other.” With this course, I hope to begin a conversation among competing multidisciplinary perspectives of the current state of global capitalism and local development and the relation between the two.
The Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 13-02-2003Jerry Kloby
Great disparities in living standards exist throughout the world. Why are some countries more "advanced" than others? How do nations "develop?" What forces are responsible for the great poverty and deprivation that exists in much of the world? This course will examine these and related questions with the aim of giving students a better understanding of the modern world while also developing the skills to study it further.
The Theory of Institutions [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 10-01-2003Randall Calvert
The central focus of this course is on the question of how institutional constraints can be maintained when actors are rational, and have at most only an instrumental interest in the institution for its own sake. The major theme of the course is that institutions themselves should be viewed as equilibria of rational behavior
Time Series [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 11-12-2002Guido M. Kuersteiner
The course is an introduction to univariate and multivariate time series models. It starts by introducing basic concepts and progresses to more complicated models. The course intends to meet two goals. It provides tools for empirical work with time series data and is an introduction into the theoretical foundation of time series models.
Topics in Applied Econometrics [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 07-02-2009Victor Chernozhukov, Joshua D. Angrist
This course covers topics in econometrics and empirical modeling that are likely to be useful to applied researchers working on cross-section and panel data applications.
Total Leadership: Increasing Performance Through Authenticity, Integrity, and Innovation [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 28-10-2003Stewart D. Friedman
The primary goal of this course is for you to learn more about what it takes for you to be an effective leader no matter what your position or role in an organization -- and to make demonstrable progress towards your becoming one. We use a variety of methods to achieve these objectives including action learning, peer coaching and feedback, books, articles, videos, lectures, class dialogue, original case studies produced by class members, and other written assignments designed to help you learn from your experience.
Transition Costs Economics and Institutional Transition [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 21-10-2003Chun Wah Liu
second term, 2000-2001
One of the most puzzling phenomena in economics is the rise and fall of communism. The once highly developed industrialized economies of the Soviet bloc quickly collapsed into underdeveloped poor countries while a backward agricultural China surged to be the world's third largest economy. This is unexpected from a conventional economics perspective. This course will examine how the transition of East European countries and China from centrally-planned economies to market economies can be explained by the economic concepts introduced in this course. The course will emphasize on the perspectives of economic organization and institutional change. While China is specific in some of her institutions and reform measures, she also encounters many economic problems similar to those in other transitional economies. Study of economic transition is not only interesting in itself but also sheds light on the next steps of the Chinese economic reform and even on the restructuring of organizations in our market economy. This course is open to all interested students. The approach adopted will emphasize on economic concepts and real examples. While students from business, political science, sociology and history should find no difficulty in understanding the materials, economics majors will find the concepts intellectually insightful and the examples practical. (Students of Comparative Economic Systems (ECO 3220), Chinese Economy (ECO 3310), Trade and Investment Among The Chinese Economies (ECO 3340), Politics of the Russian Economic Reform (GPA 2140), Industrial Organization (ECO 3480) and Economics of Information (ECO 4440) will find the course particularly interesting because the subject contents and the approach of this course will be complementary to those of the above courses.) All the lecture notes (Part I, Part II) and references are kept at the reserve of the University Library.