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New MA in Political Economy at Kingston University

The School of Economics of Kingston University will offer from autumn 2011 a unique programme in the UK: an MA Economics (Political Economy). This is one of the very few Political Economy courses in an economics department. The degree combines a solid foundation in standard economic theory and quantitative techniques with a specialization in Political Economy. It covers a broad range of political economy approaches, including Marxian, post-Keynesian and Institutionalist theories, and provides an opportunity to study contemporary issues such as the causes of the financial and economic crises and economic and social inequality. Taught modules include Paradigms in Political Economy, Advanced Political Economy, and Rise of Capitalism. We also intend to grow a PhD programme in the same area in the future.


The School of Economics hosts a Political Economy Research Group (see link below).



Political Economy Research Group (PERG)
The Political Economy approach highlights the role of effective  demand, institutions and social conflict in economic analysis and thereby builds on Austrian, Institutionalist, Keynesian and Marxist traditions. Economic processes are perceived to be embedded in social relations that must be analysed in the context of historical considerations, power relations and social norms. As a consequence, a broad range of methodological approaches is employed, and cooperation
with other disciplines, including history, law, sociology and other social sciences, is necessary.

More on http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/research/perg




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