Masters’ Seminar

Professor Rainer Kattel

The purpose of this seminar is two-fold. First, the seminar operates as a classical graduate seminar where Masters students have to present their work on MA thesis. Second, the seminar also offers a venue for various guest lectures by leading international scholars from various sub-fields of technology governance. The Masters’ Seminar will include the following themes and guest lectures:

Technology and World Economic History, Patrick O’Brien, London School of Economics.
Institutional Economics, Geoffrey Hodgson, University of Hertfordshire.
Institutions and Development, Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge 
Innovation and Employment, Mario Pianta, University of Urbino.
Technology and Structure in Alfred Chandler, Franco Amatori, Universitá Bocconi, Milan
Competition Policies and Intellectual Property Issues. Leonardo Burlamaqui, Universidade Candido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro. 
The Process of De-industrialization, Gabriel Palma, Cambridge University.
Poverty and Human Development, Richard Jolly, Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex.
Technology and the Irish Development, Lars Mjøset, University of Oslo.
Technology and the Finnish Development, Pekka Ylä-Anttila, ETLA, The Reseach Institute of the Finnish Economy, Helsinki.
China and India in the Global Economy, Dirk Messner, German Development Institute, Bonn

Credits: 4
Grade: pass/fail
Mandatory: Yes