Final Exam Political economy
References to the course readings will be necessary but formal citations will be unnecessary unless a direct quote is used. This exam will be “open book”, is expected to take the length of a normal class period to complete, and will not require extra research beyond class readings and lectures.
Final Question: Based off of the current methods and focuses of Comparative Political Economy, what would you do differently to advance the field? What institutions, relations, and actors should scholars focus on? How does this compare to Varieties of Capitalism and Esping-Andersen’s work, and how would it improve comparative analysis? Would your method be able to compare developing countries as well, or should the focus continue to be on OECD states?