The purpose of this course is to help you understand, predict, adapt to and shape the rapidly evolving world of modern political economy. If you don’t, others will—and not necessarily to your well-being.
The topics and readings for the six meetings are noted below. You’ll be evaluated on the basis of a closed-book examination administered on October 27, the last meeting of the class. Your contributions to learning, in class or via Canvas postings, will help determine your final grade. Readings are available on Canvas. If you don’t already, you should start reading one or more of the following publications on a regular basis: Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, or The Economist.
Frank R. Lautenberg Professor Emeritus of Ethics and Corporate Governance
Professor Horton teaches the popular elective course Modern Political Economy. A member of the Columbia Business School faculty since 1970, he served two years while on leave from the School as Executive Director of the Temporary Commission on City Finances during the New York City fiscal crisis, and later served 15 years as Director of Research and President of the Citizens Budget Commission. His publications on...