Academic Catalog

STPS503 ECONOMICS OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Course Code: 8310503
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Science And Technology Policy Studies
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ERKAN ERDL
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

An introduction to political economy of science, technology, and policy. Basic concepts, alternative theories, and recent developments in the economics of technology and innovation. Characteristics of technological activity: patterns of technological activity and markets for technology. Comparative analyses of science and technology policies in industrial and developing countries, and the experience of NICs. Interactions between technology (policy) and society.