Symbiosis International University Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

Comparative Economics

Faculty Course Type Credits Prerequisites Semester
Pallavi Tak Rai Major/Minor 4 Economics Major/Minor 5

 Brief Overview 

Comparative Economics deals with the comparative study of different systems of economic organization, such as capitalism, socialism, feudalism and the mixed economy. The course also deals with economic effects of transitions from one economic organization to another. This is a new and evolving field of economic study.

 Course Objectives 

  • To be able to employ the basic conceptual tools for evaluating and comparing different economic systems.
  • Recognize and relate to the different strategies countries use to compete globally, promote economic growth and development, provide for the public good, and protect various national interests in an increasingly global environment 

 Teaching Methodology 

  • Interactive class discussions on every concept. Small class size
  • Use of articles, news clipping, videos, etc. to further explain concept i.e. a practical understanding regarding the concept.
  • Evaluations are conducted throughout the semester to ensure that the students’ outcomes are appraised. 


Students are expected to –

  • Complete all required reading for each scheduled class as per the course outline,
  • Actively participate in class activities and discussions, and
  • Complete all evaluative processes for successful course completion!