Climate Change: A Political Economy Perspective


This class introduces students to climate change from a political economy perspective. It reviews the main scientific facts about it and how their evolution traces back to political and economic causes. The bulk of the class is devoted to understand the consequences of climate change for domestic and international politics and to study, with the PE tools, the scope and limits of the solutions being proposed to address it. The class is purposefully interdisciplinary and will make use of academic work and data from different social and applied sciences. It is a class designed for first and second year students that could also be of interest to more advanced ones.
Curriculum Codes
  • STS
  • SS
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring