11.486J / 14.778J / 17.184J Economic Institutions and Growth Policy Analysis

Fall 2005

A high-rise corporate headquarters.
Corporations are one of the subjects studied in this course. (Image courtesy of Flickr.com. Photo by gloom.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete reading list and a description of the final exam.

Course Description

This course is designed for students particularly concerned with the practical problems of operating in large formal organizations, either from an operational or a research perspective. It will focus, as the title suggests, upon different forms of economic organizations and institutions in advanced and developing industrial societies and the theories (and theoretical perspectives) which might help us to understand them.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Alice Amsden
Prof. Michael Piore

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2.5 hours / session