Political Economy in a Digital World

JSIS 478
  • Quarters: Spring
  • General Education Requirements: SSc
  • Instructors: Clair Yang

This course will examine the economic and social implications of cutting-edge developments in digital technologies. The course will cover a range of topics, including e-commerce, digital marketing, Fintech, cryptocurrency, and artificial intelligence. Rather than focusing on the technologies themselves, we will discuss the economic forces that influence their takeoff, their impact on the market and society, and the regulatory challenges they raise. By exploring these topics, we aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of how digital technologies may shape our economy and society, and how they can be harnessed to promote economic development and social justice.