Economics
 

Political Economics

Political Economics
Economic models of government structure and function: electoral competition, voter participation and cycles, preference aggregation, information aggregation, externalities and public goods, electoral structure, political agency, influence, and bargaining.
ECON
477
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesECON 378 & ECON 382
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining ECON 477
Course Outcomes: 

Econ 477 students will be able to

  • Understand fundamental collective action problems and solutions.
  • Identify benefits and limitations of democratic processes.
  • Identify parallels between political competition adn market competition.
  • Compare the strategic incentives created by alternative votiing rules and other political institutions.
  • Identify puzzles that remain unexplained by modern political economic analysis.
  • Recognize key assumptions implicit in political debate.