Economic Sociology (not offered for the academic year 2021-22)

Course Code: 
Elective Courses

Course Description

Introduction to Economic Sociology. The history of the scientific sector: From Max Weber to Neil Smelser. The foundations of the “new economic sociology”: Mark Granovetter’s work. The example of rational choice: James Coleman’s and Gary Becker’s work. The new institutional economics. Part I: Transaction cost economics (Ronald Coase and Oliver Williamson). Part II: Kenneth Arrow’s and Douglass North’s work. The origin of economic behavior (Frank Dobbin): institutions, networks and cognition. Firms and industries (Mark Granovetter and Richard Swedberg). Market expansion: informal economies, growing economies. . The economic culture and the recent turn of the Economic Sociology to feelings.