Examination will be both written and oral.
Textbooks Information (First Part)
Daran Acemoglu - James A. Robinson, Why Nations fail. The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty, Crown Publishers.
D. Cohen, The Prosperity of Vice: A Worried View of Economics, MIT Press 2012., New York, 2012.
Barry C. Lynn, Cornered. The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken NJ, 2010.
John Mackey - Raj Sisodia, Liberating the Heroic spirit of conscious capitalism, Harvard Business Review Press, Boston, 2013.
Jeff Madrick, Age of Greed, The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America. 1970 to present, Alfred A. Knopf, New York 2011.
Deirdre McCloskey, The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce, University of Chicago Press, Chicago 2007.
Philippe Schmitter, Democratic Theory and Neocorporatist Practice, «Social Research», vol. 50, n.4 (winter 1983), pp. 885-928.
Wolfgang Streeck, How to study Contemporary Capitalism?, «European Journal of Sociology», n. 53, 1-2012, pp. 1-28.
Luigi Zingales, A Capitalism for the People. Recapturing the lost genius of American Prosperity, Basic Books, New York, 2012.
Students who are attested to have attended at least 80% of the classes:
notes and slides from the course and 3 books/papers by choice from the list below.
No attending students: Take contact with Course Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Reading for non-attending students only:
North, Douglass C. - Wallis, John Joseph - Weingast, Barry R.. Violence and Social Orders: a Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History, New York, NY Cambridge university press, 2009.
Baumol, William J - Litan, Robert E. - Schramm, Carl J. Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity, New Haven Yale university press, 2007.
Amatori, Franco, Chandler, Alfred D, Hikino, Takashi. Big Business and the Wealth of Nations Cambridge Cambridge university press, 1997.
NB Course discussions and essential readings will be indicated to attending students during the course.