Basic Electoral Models of Aggregating Preferences and Information. Political Participation and Voter Turnout. Pivotal and Ethical Voters. Opportunistic versus Policy-Motivated Candidates. Credibility of Policy. Political Agency and Accountability – Moral Hazard and Selection. Legislatures – Legislative Bargaining and Legislative Dynamics. Special Interest Politics.

Campaign Financing. Political Polarization and Ambiguity. Behavioral Political Economy. Populism and Authoritarianism. Political Parties. 

Prerequisite: ECON602 and ECON604; or permission of BSOS-Economics department.
Credits: 3
Grading Method: Regular, Audit

Course Offerings

    Fall 2024Instructor: Allan Drazen
    Fall 2023Instructor: Allan Drazen
    Fall 2022Instructor: Allan DrazenView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Allan Drazen