PPE 300 - Introduction to Political Economy
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Two introductory courses chosen from at least two disciplines: Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This is the gateway course to the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major. PPE is a major in political economy. Political economy explores the relations between individual action and collective outcomes as they shape and are shaped by environmental conditions, institutions, social norms, ideologies, and strategic and communicative interaction, paying special attention to the consequences of these relations for politics, law and economic policies, aggregate economic outcomes, and justice and human welfare. Political economists often use formal tools such as game theory and rational choice theory, and analytic frameworks, such as prisoner’s dilemmas and principal-agent problems, to analyze these relations. This course will introduce students to these tools and frameworks, exploring their powers and limitations.

Course Requirements:

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Intended Audience:

All students interested in exploring political economy are welcome. Course is not restricted to PPE majors.

Class Format:

There will be 2 hours of lecture & 2 hours of discussion each week.

PPE 300 - Introduction to Political Economy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (DIS)
MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
MW 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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All other readings will be made available on the Canvas website for this course.
ISBN: 1603846735
Basic political writings, Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; translated and edited by Donald A. Cress ; introduction and new annotation by David Wootton., Publisher: Hackett Pub. Co. 2nd ed. 2011
ISBN: 0521405998
Governing the commons : the evolution of institutions for collective action, Author: Elinor Ostrom., Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press 1. ed., re 2002
ISBN: 0872201775
Leviathan : with selected variants from the Latin edition of 1668, Author: Thomas Hobbes. Ed ; with introduction and notes by Edwin Curley., Publisher: Hackett 7th print 1994
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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