Institutional Economics

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Economics

Course Number: 
479
Institution: 
Amherst College

All economic activity is embedded in a framework of institutions including both formal laws and contracts, and informal norms and conventions. Institutions constrain individual behavior and thereby affect resource allocation, income distribution, learning, and economic growth. This course introduces recent approaches to the study of institutions in economics and political science. Particular emphasis will be placed on recent applications to economic history and development, and to theories of institutional stability and change.

Requisite: ECON 420 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 15 students. Spring semester. Professor Kingston.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
ECON-479-01-1213S

Course Sections

Institutional Economics
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Christopher Kingston

cgkingston@amherst.edu

MW 12:00PM-01:20PM

CONV 308