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040297 UK Political Economy (MA) (2019S)

Track in Policy Evaluation

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

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Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course starts on Wednesday 06.03.2019 and ends on Friday 28.06.2019. There is no class from Friday 12.04.2019 to Wednesday 08.05.2019 and from Friday 24.05.2019 to Wednesday 12.06.2019.

Friday 08.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 13.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 15.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 20.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 22.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 27.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 29.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 03.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 05.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 10.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 12.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 08.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 10.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 15.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 17.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 22.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 24.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 12.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 14.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 19.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 21.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 26.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 28.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this course is to understand citizens’ participation and voting decisions, 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 introduces on political competition and voter behavior. The second part is centered on citizens’ participation. The last part focuses on the political economy of mass media.

Assessment and permitted materials

You will be asked to choose between the following 3 options prior to the start of the course (% of final grade):
Option A: 2 Problem sets (30%), 3 Paper summaries (30%), 1 Presentation (30%), Participation (10%);
Option B: Mid-term exam (30%), 3 Paper summaries (30%), End-term exam (30%), Participation (10%);
Option C: 2 Problem sets (30%), 3 Paper summaries (30%), End-term exam (30%), Participation (10%).
There is no make-up exam.

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

Electoral Competition, Political Agency, Partisan Politicians, Comparative Politics, Instrumental and Expressive Voting, Media and Political Accountability.

Reading list

The presentation material is downloadable from the website of the course. Throughout the 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 will be made available on the Moodle page of the course.

Association in the course directory

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