Spring 2019 not offered
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)
Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson, ECONOMIC ORIGINS OF DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY
Kaushik Basu, PRELUDE TO POLITICAL ECONOMY
Russell Cooper, COORDINATION GAMES
Bruce Wydick, GAMES IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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Evaluation of student work will be based on a midterm exam, a series of problem sets, and a research paper.