SSEES_SES: SSEES - School of Slavonic and East European Studies (Miscellaneous)

This course provides an overview of the economics of innovation through a selected exposition of issues at micro, mezzo and macro levels. Knowledge of these issues is based on a variety of heterodox approaches to economics (neo-Schumpeterian, evolutionary), history of economic thought and some understanding of adjacent disciplines (engineering, psychology, sociology).

This Moodle page serves academics at SSEES in their transition to online teaching in three ways:

  • As a template: its structure and look are in line with the connected learning principles, so feel free to use its structure as an inspiration for revamping your own Moodle pages. If you see any item or idea that you like, feel free to copy/tweak it to your purposes. 
  • As a hub: each section ends with a discussion board where all of you are invited to contribute an opinion on what worked and what did not and how effective it could be for this or that educational purpose.
  • As a testing ground: each section is a place where various Moodle apps, organizational structures, assessment techniques, a-synch tools etc. can be tried out, with your colleagues functioning in the role of students (more on that below).

This course is for those interested in employment in the consulting sector. It allows to develop business analytics and political risks reporting skills. You will meet practitioners in the field and learn about their careers. You will prepare comparative reports that could be presented as a sample of your analytical skills at job interviews.
A former student said:
"I have just started a new job at the UK Government’s Joint Anti-Corruption Unit, which is responsible for British Government anti-corruption policy. I’m sure I wouldn't have got the job without the experience I was able to point to as a result of having taken your module, and completing the corruption risks report (which I did on the BRICS countries) - so thank you again! In particular, it was incredibly useful to see the theoretical aspects of the course put into a practical context with the guest speakers every week, and really opened my eyes to the career prospects out there in the field, many of which I was previously unaware."