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EC9C7: Topics in Political Economy Theory

  • Francesco Squintani

    Module Leader
  • Kirill Pogorelskiy

    Module Lecturer
12 CATS - Department of Economics
Autumn Module

Principal Aims

EC9C7-12 Topics in Political Economy Theory

Principal Learning Outcomes

Have a strategic overview and a detailed understanding of complex issues in advanced political economic theory. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, seminars and background reading. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Submitted assessment.

Develop a critical knowledge of recent research in some key areas of political economic theory. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, seminars and background reading. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Submitted assessment.

Autonomously pursue their own research agenda in the forefront of the political economic theory field. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, seminars and background reading. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Submitted assessment.

Syllabus

The material will typically include: cheap talk models, multiple expert cheap talk, delegation and persuasion games, political advice, information aggregation, association and communication, juries and committees, pandering and career concerns, media bias, conflict and asymmetric information. It will also include material from a range of laboratory and field experiments in political economy, including general considerations on experimental design, bounded rationality, and behavioural game theory.

Context

Pre or Co-requisites
Satisfactory completion of MRes year 1

Assessment

Assessment Method
Coursework (100%)
Coursework Details
Presentation (35%) , Research Proposal (65%)
Exam Timing
N/A

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