This course introduces the tools of rational-choice and evolutionary game theory and applies them to the study of social interactions with both political and economic elements. This study concerns the distinction between public and private elements of social life. Topics covered include the economics of lawlessness and the emergence of property rights, the economic nature of the state, effects of political structure on economic development, and the economic determinants of democracy and dictatorship.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
To be determined
|Examination and Assignments: |
One midterm exam, a final paper, and a series of problem sets, and other assignments to be determined.
|Instructor(s): Skillman,Gilbert L. Times: ...W.F. 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: PAC125; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 8||JR major: 13|| || |
|Seats Available: 16||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 0||FR: X|