EC9C2-12 Topics in Empirical Political Economy
Principal Learning Outcomes
Have a strategic overview and a detailed understanding of complex issues in advanced empirical political economy
Develop a critical knowledge of recent research in some key areas of empirical political economy
Enable students to autonomously pursue their own research agenda in the forefront of the empirical political economy field.
The core topics in the syllabus will typically include:
Downs Model, Probabilistic Voting, Citizen Candidate Models, Ideological Parties; Private Polling and Elections, Pandering and Welfare; Strategic Information Transmission; Multi-Player Information Transmission; Machiavelli and Leadership; Optimal Governments; Open Research Ideas.
Political Agency: moral hazard; Political Agency: adverse selection; Redistribution/Clientelism; Abstention and Voting Behaviour; Political Economy of Media.
Experimental Economics, to include: methodology; trust, altruism and reciprocity; cooperation; intelligence and learning; experiment in political economy.
- Optional Module
- L1PJ - Year 2
- Assessment Method
- Coursework (100%)
- Coursework Details
- Assessment 1 (50%), Assessment 2 (50%)
- Exam Timing