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

As taught in: Fall 2005

Photo of a high-rise corporate headquarters.

Corporations are one of the subjects studied in this course. (Photo by gloom on Flickr.)




Prof. Michael Piore

Prof. Alice Amsden

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.