33091 Government-Business Relationships: Comparative Analysis of the U.S. and Europe

The course is designed to prepare students for the time when they become senior manager of a business firm, senior public servant, or an academic and will need to understand how private sector business activities are being partly determined by government policies. Over the course of the class, students will learn the skills to analyze positive arguments regarding claims made about the effects of government policies on business; to understand the how and why of government policy-making; and to learn to "forecast" changes in government policy. Students will develop substantive knowledge: of political institutions with reference to the United States and Europe of the effects of differing government policies on national industrial organization; and of the effects of business on government. The course readings compare American political and business institutions with those of other democratic capitalist countries, especially in Europe. A particular focus is the ongoing struggles of the Euro and the resulting effects on European fiscal and monetary integration.



Prof. Dennis Quinn
Professor of Political Economy
McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University


Duration: 16 - 26 July 2018
Place: S14, Faculty of Business and Economics, Peter Merian-Weg 6

Monday 16.07.2018: 09.00-11.30
Tuesday 17.07.2018: 09.00-11.30
Wednesday 18.07.2018: 09.00-11.30
Thursday 19.07.2018: 09.00-11.30

Monday 23.07.2018: 09.00-11.30
Tuesday 24.07.2018: 09.00-11.30
Wednesday 25.07.2018: 09.00-11.30
Thursday 26.07.2018: 09.00-11.30



31 July 2018, 14:00 - 16:00, room: S15


Recommended Prerequisites

Introduction to Political Economics (Einführung in die Politische Ökonomie, 23518) and possibly Public Choice and Public Economics, 10148 are fundamentals on which this course is built on.
An understanding of European Integration is also helpful—as, for example, taught in:
Globalization and European Integration (Globalisierung und Europäische Integration, 34504) or Currency Systems and European Monetary Union (Internationale Währungssysteme und Europäische Währungsunion, 16415)


Course Information

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