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Courses - Fall 2023
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Theory of Political Economy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ECON603 and ECON604; or permission of BSOS-Economics department.
Basic Electoral Models of Aggregating Preferences and Information. Political Participation and Voter Turnout. Pivotal and Ethical Voters. Opportunistic versus Policy-Motivated Candidates. Credibility of Policy. Political Agency and Accountability - Moral Hazard and Selection. Legislatures - Legislative Bargaining and Legislative Dynamics. Special Interest Politics. Campaign Financing. Political Polarization and Ambiguity. Behavioral Political Economy. Populism and Authoritarianism. Political Parties.