GV478 - Political Science and Public Policy

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016
In this course we develop tools to analyse important political phenomena including elections, legislative bargaining, lobbying, bureaucracy, clientelism and international relations. We focus on game theory as a way of understanding strategic interactions among political actors within different institutional arrangements. Students will learn basic game theoretical concepts and apply them to a variety of political contexts; these tools should be useful both for explaining existing political  outcomes and for designing interventions to achieve desired future outcomes.