The course objective is to use different theoretical approaches to critically examine the international expansion of the economy in light of changes in the labor market, technology and the role of government. The course provides the student with insights about the value of different theoretical approaches and methods in comparative analyzes of the economy. Of particular interest is the ability to discern national and regional variations in different parts of the world-capitalist system since industrialization, regarding actors, institutional arrangement, technological developments and their markets as well as the distribution of wealth, and analyze how these factors interact in long-term economic development. Students choose at the end of the course an individual case study to analyze a country's or region's development.
In-depth knowledge of: - International economic and social patterns and processes. - Relevant theories and concepts useful in long-term economic-historical and institutional analysis.
In-depth ability to: - Independently select and use appropriate methods to analyze economic and social development in the students own case studies. - Write about and critically evaluate the theoretical perspectives, interpretations and explanations that the course covers.
Univ: To be admitted you must have accomplished 90-ECTS credits in either Economic History, Economics, Business Administration, Political Science or an equivalent Social Science topic, including a bachelor thesis equivalent to 15 ECTS credits.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper Secondary course English A. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
The online application opens 15 March 2018 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
16 April 2018.
Application and Tuition fees
As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.