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Political Economy: Chile in Comparative Perspective

Course Description: 

Why are some countries rich while others are poor? Why do some countries regularly adopt bad economic policies? What is the impact of political institutions on the policies countries implement? Why do some countries have institutions associated with policies that promote development and human welfare? Examine determinants of economic and political development with a focus on the historical experience of Chile and Latin America more generally. Factors influencing choices in a variety of policy areas including international trade, foreign direct investment, fiscal and monetary policy, education, and social insurance.

Subject: 
OSPSANTG
Subject (Full): 
Overseas Studies in Santiago
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER:DB-SocSci
Geography: 
Chile