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Political Economy

In this course, we study how self-interested politicians form the economy. First, we will consider how the voting process, lobbying or bureaucratic interests shape politics and economic policy. In examples, we will then see how political events and political risks influence financial markets and corporate governance.

In this course, you will learn to apply economic reasoning to different (also non-economic) aspects of the world, but we will also see how economic decisions and voting are sometimes driven by non-rational aspects. You will understand the background of political decisions, and learn how to anticipate the impact of government policies on business operations.

Here you can find the evaluation results:

lecture (QI: 100)tutorial (QI: 99.7)winter term 2016/2017
lecture (QI: 78.9)tutorial (QI: 62.6)winter term 2017/2018
lecture (QI: 100)tutorial (QI: 97.8)winter term 2019/2020


Target Group:

Elective course for students specializing in "Economics" and "Finance, Banking and Capital Markets"

Elective course for students with the major "Financial Management" and "Business and Economics"

Elective course for students with the minor "Economics"

Term:Winter term


LectureThursdays12.00 (noon) -2.00 p.m.HB 106
Lecture / TutorialThursdays2.00 p.m.-4.00 p.m.HB 106
TutorialMondays4.00 p.m. -6.00 p.m.HB 106



Prof. Dr. Langenmayr (lecture)

Philipp Krug (tutorial + lecture)

Registration:exame registration via KUCampus or Flex-Now

Course Description:see this PDF
Course Documents:see Ilias

Exam Dates:

1. Exam date: 19.12.2019, 0:00 (noon) - 2:00 p.m.

2. Exam date: postponed indefinitely