Universität Wien FIND

040297 UK Political Economy (MA) (2017W)

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 03.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 06.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 13.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 17.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 20.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 24.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 31.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 03.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 07.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 14.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 17.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 21.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 28.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 01.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 05.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 12.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 15.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 09.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 12.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 16.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 19.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 23.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 26.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 30.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this course is to understand how policy decisions are made, what shapes the incentives and constraints of the policymakers taking those decisions, and how conflicts over policy are resolved. The course covers both theoretical and empirical research. The first part of the course focuses on political competition and voter behaviour. The second part introduces partisan politics and political agency. The last part focuses on political institutions and economic policy.

Assessment and permitted materials

The evaluation of the course will be based on a mid-term exam that will account for 45% of the grade, a final exam that will account for 45% of the grade, and participation that will account for 10% of the grade. The mid-term exam will take place during course hours in Week 9. There is no make-up exam. Documentation will not be allowed in all exams.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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

Examination topics

- Part 1, General Introduction
- Part 2, Preferences and Institutions
- Part 3, Electoral Competition
- Part 4, Political Agency
- Part 5, Partisan Politicians
- Part 6, Comparative Politics
- Part 7, Topics in Political Economy

Reading list

The presentation material is downloadable from the website of the course. Throughout the theory part we will closely follow: Persson, Torsten, and Guido Enrico Tabellini. Political economics: explaining economic policy. MIT press, 2002.

Association in the course directory

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