UT Dallas 2014 Graduate Catalog

PPPE6368 - Political Economy of Finance

PPPE 6368 Political Economy of Finance (3 semester credit hours) This course analyzes the interplay between politics and finance through the lens of political-economic analysis. This class will explore the political economy of finance both within the domestic context as well as on the international level. With respect to the former, the course will explore how politics affects mortgage markets, pension systems, privatizations and financial regulation. On the international level, this course will analyze the politics of financial crises, currency unions, banking systems and exchange rates. The aim of the course is to understand how politics affects finance as well as how finance shapes politics. (3-0) T