UT Dallas 2015 Graduate Catalog

PPPE6391 - The Political Economy of Technology and Innovation

PPPE 6391 The Political Economy of Technology and Innovation (3 semester credit hours) An exploration of the relationships among technological advances, markets, and societal contexts, drawing on the social sciences (especially economics and sociology), engineering, and management. The economic impacts of both established and emerging technologies on firms and industries (profit and productivity), the macroeconomy, and society (employment and earnings). Special emphasis will be devoted to how advanced technologies transform both the work of - and work in - industries throughout the economy, even as they blur the distinctions among them. (3-0) T