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The Economics of Politics (ECON227)

Course description

This course is an introduction to Political Economics. Its main focus is the process of policy making, both at the political and economical levels. During the term we will look at how governments decide policy via majority voting, how representative legislatures work, how individuals vote in general elections and referenda. These topics are covered at a theoretical level by introducing and solving game theoretic models of politics.  Moreover, applications to government spending, and redistrib...


Pre-requisites

Seminar Required

Graded, 1.0 Credit Units


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