Special Issues on Political Economy and Quantitive Analysis

Special Issues on Political Economy and Quantitive Analysis, photo: Gerd Altmann

Course ID: 
ECO_DE225
Semester: 
Year of Study: 
For Erasmus Students: 
No

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge of specific areas of political economy with emphasis on the theory of economic crises, in combination with quantitative research tools.

At the end of the course the student should be able to know:

  1. Aspects of the Marxian theory of economic crises.
  2. Issues related to international economic competition and development inequality at an international level.
  3. Heterodox theoretical approaches to Foreign Direct Investment.
  4. Methods of quantitative analysis in real data for interpreting the performance of a national economy.

Course Contents

  1. Theory of Economic Crises
  2. Intra- and inter-sectoral competition (terms of trade) and value appropriation in the sphere of circulation
  3. Issues of economic development: the concept of “extraverted” development
  4. Theory of Foreign Direct Investment
  5. Principal Components Analysis (PCA)
  6. Mathematical models
  7. Modeling techniques (methods of linear and nonlinear regression)
  8. Input - Output Analysis

Teaching Activities

Lectures (3 hours per week)

Teaching Organization

Activity

Semester workload

Lectures

36

Preparation of home-works

30

Hours for private study

84

Total number of hours for the Course

(25 hours of work-load per ECTS credit)

150

Assessment

The grade is calculated as the weighted average of the final written exam (50%) and two home-works (50%).

Use of ICT

Support Learning through the e-class platform

Course Info

Teaching Hours: 
3 hours per week
ECTS Credits: 
6.00
Teaching Credits: 
3.00
Weight: 
1.50
Language: 
Teaching Method: 

Current Tutors

Reading List

Reading Recommendations: 
Οικονομάκης, Γ. (2016), Ειδικά Θέματα Πολιτικής Οικονομίας και Ποσοτική Ανάλυση: Σημειώσεις, Τμήμα Ι: Βασικό Θεωρητικό Πλαίσιο, Πάτρα: Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών.
Crawley, M. J. (2013), Εισαγωγή στη Στατιστική Ανάλυση με το R: Broken Hill Publishers LTD.
Σημειώσεις και άρθρα σε e-class.