Program in Political Economy
The Department offers a program in political economy for Economics concentrators. Program participants meet all the general requirements of Economics concentrators, and, in addition: (1) complete two Politics courses at any level before entering the program; (2) complete three 300-level (or higher) Politics courses during junior and senior years, and (3) conduct junior independent work with a political economy component. Politics courses approved as Economics cognates may also count toward the program’s requirements. Admission to the program takes place at the beginning of the junior year, in consultation with the Political Economy Representative in Economics. Concentrators who successfully complete the program’s requirements receive a certificate in Political Economy from the Department. The coordinator of the program is Professor Thomas Fujiwara.