Universität Wien FIND

040297 KU Political Economy (MA) (2022W)

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung
VOR-ORT

An/Abmeldung

Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").

Details

max. 50 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

The course consists of 24 lectures of 90’ that will take place in the Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz building.

Mittwoch 05.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Donnerstag 06.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 12.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Donnerstag 13.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 19.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Donnerstag 20.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 27.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 03.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 09.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 10.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 16.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Donnerstag 17.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 23.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Donnerstag 24.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Donnerstag 01.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 07.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Mittwoch 14.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 15.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 11.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 12.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 18.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 19.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 25.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 26.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Why do people vote? Are elections a device through which voters discipline politicians? Or are they a way for voters to express their preferences? How can the media influence the political process? In this course we will try to answer such questions both theoretically and empirically.

In the first part of the course, we will introduce the workhorse models that will help participants to conceptualize the electoral process. We will build on that to analyze citizens’ participation and voting decisions, the incentives and constraints of policymakers, and how conflicts between groups over policy are resolved.

The empirical part of the course will focus on the rise of parties that escape the traditional, bipolar Social-Democrat/Christian-Democrat divide that has dominated European political throughout the second half of the 20th century and polarization of US politics. In this part of the course will discuss evidence on when and which campaign strategies work and the influence of the media, rising trade integration, and immigration on electoral outcomes.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The evaluation of the course will be based on 1 Problem set (30%, individual or in groups), 4 Paper summaries (30%, individual), and 1 Presentation (40%, individual or in groups). Participation is not mandatory but is strongly recommended.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Although the course is self-contained and concepts and methods are developed gradually, students should have a good background in microeconomics, empirical methods (applied microeconometrics), and game theory.

Prüfungsstoff

Theoretical: Electoral competition, Lobbying and collective action, Political agency, Partisan politicians.
Empirical: Persuasion and mobilization, Media and the political process, Globalization, immigration and vote.

Literatur

The presentation material is downloadable from the website of the course.
Throughout the theory course, we will follow:
- Persson, Torsten, and Guido Enrico Tabellini. Political economics: explaining economic policy (MIT press, 2002);
- Morton, Rebecca B. Analyzing elections (WW Norton, 2006);
- Anderson, Simon P., Joel Waldfogel, and David Stromberg. Handbook of Media Economics (Elsevier, 2015).
The reading list for the empirical part of the course is available on the Moodle page of the course.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mi 12.10.2022 13:08