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Political Economics SS 2010 (Doktorandenveranstaltung)

Übersicht/Overview

This course is part of the Ph.D. program of the Munich Graduate School of Economics (MGSE).
The course is also open to advanced masters students.

Dozenten/Lecturers:

Dr. Silke Übelmesser
Dr. Marc Gronwald, ifo Institut

Sprechstunden/Office hours: nach Vereinbarung / by appointment

Zeit und Ort der Veranstaltung/Time and location:

Mittwoch/Wednesday 10:00 – 12:00 Uhr, Ludwigstr. 28 RG, 025
Donnerstag/Thursday 10:00 – 12:00 Uhr, Ludwigstr. 28 RG, 024 (Übung)

 

Klausur/Exam:


Do, 15.7.2010, 10.30-11.30 Uhr, Luisenstraße 37, Room 230, 1st floor

 

Bewertung/Grading:

Based on one 60-minute exam and one short in-class presentation of a published paper (exam and presentation will count 1:1 for the final grade).

For further information about the presentation, please see the presentations information.

Gliederung/Course outline:

1) Introduction                        
2) Preferences and Voting
     2.1) One-dimensional voting
     2.2) Multi-dimensional voting
3) Electoral competition
4) Voter turnout 
5) Agency models
6) General interest politics
7) Special interest politics

Haupliteratur/Core References

Persson, T. and G. Tabellini  (2000), “Political Economics – Explaining Economic Policy,’’ MIT Press.


Vorlesungsfolien/Lecture Slides:

Political Economics Slides 1-25
Political Economics Slides 26-75
Political Economics Slides 111-152
Chapter 3 – Electoral Competition
Chapter 5 – Agency Models
Chapter 6
Chapter 7 - SIP

Übungsblätter/Tutorial Sheets

Blatt/Sheet 1
Blatt/Sheet 2
Blatt/Sheet 2 - Solutions
Blatt/Sheet 3
Chapter 3 – Exercises
Chapter 5 – Exercises
Chapter 6 – Exercises


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