Universität Wien FIND

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 Wednesday 19.06.2019. There is no class on 17.04.2019, 24.04.2019, 01.05.2019, and 05.06.2019. The lecture on 29.05.2019 will take place in the VGSE Seminar room on the 3rd floor.

Wednesday 06.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 08.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 13.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
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 - 18:15 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 27.03. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 03.04. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 10.04. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 15.05. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 22.05. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 12.06. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 19.06. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 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

The evaluation of the course will be based on a problem set that will account for 20% of the grade, 4 paper summaries that will account for 40% of the grade (10% each), and a presentation that will account for 40% of the grade. 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, empirical methods, 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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