POLSCI 482 - Positive Political Economy
Winter 2023, Section 100
Instruction Mode: Section 100 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 401 with a grade of at least C-; or Graduate standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
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Description

This course examines the constraints that politics imposes on implementing public policy. It has three major substantive themes: (1) the normative foundations of policymaking; (2) how strategic interactions give rise to social dilemmas and, in turn, creates room for governments to improve social welfare; and (3) how institutional and strategic constraints impede improvements in social welfare. The course uses the tools of economics to address these questions. It introduces students to the tools of game theory, as a method for studying strategic interactions and institutional/strategic constraints. Students also encounter empirical studies in economics, as a tool to understand how the strategic tradeoffs political actors face play out in practice.

Intended Audience:

Prerequisite: Econ 401. It is helpful but not required to also have some background in statistics or econometrics.

Class Format:

In-Person Lecture

Schedule

POLSCI 482 - Positive Political Economy
Schedule Listing
100 (LEC)
 In Person
33869
Open
1
 
38
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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