POL8513 - Political Economy


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course examines theory and empirical data related to the design and implementation of policies aimed at governance at both micro and macro level. Theory and empirical data are mainly from the international literature. Topics include institutions, growth and development, monetary policy, public debt and financial crises.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

  • have knowledge about the design, implementation and impact of national policies within a political-economic framework.
  • have a command of the theories and methods in the field and be able to contribute to the development of new knowledge in the area of political economy.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • treat one of the themes which was discussed in instruction in an independent empirical analytical manner which is at a high international level.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures / group discussions 4 hours per week. The essay is to be an independent discussion of a topic thaught in lectures, and is to consist of 20 pages. If 6 or fewer students sign up for a planned course during the first 2 teaching weeks, the course will be offered as an instructed reading course.

Required previous knowledge

Master's degree in Political Science or equivalent.

Course materials

To be decided at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
POL3513 10.0 AUTUMN 2009
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Political Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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