Political Economy

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2019
In this class, we will discuss the intersection of Politics and the Economy. The course is structured by discussing theoretical models on a topic, followed by a discussion and application of methods to empirically test the models.  We will cover topics such as fiscal policy and the budget, political business cycles, electoral competition and political accountability, corruption, rent-seeking/lobbying, economic  reforms, as well as transaction cost politics.