IPEC-312 Topics in Int Pol Econ I
Fall for 2017-2018
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This is a topics course in political economy, where we employ game-theoretical and econometric tools to analyze several substantive issues where both political and economic forces are in play. Among the subjects covered: political accountability; the economic consequences of constitutions; the development of state capacity; direct democracy; the political economy of reforms. The goals of this course are (1) providing a broad overview of the questions and topics of current research in political economy, (2) improving the familiarity with the theoretical and empirical methods employed, and (3) encouraging students to identify and develop research questions of interest towards the senior thesis.
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