Syllabus/achievement requirements

Reading list

Main text

Persson, T. and G. Tabellini: Political Economics. Explaining Economic Policy, 2000. Cambridge, MA: MIT.


Acemoglu, D., and J. Robinson: Inefficient Redistribution, 2001. p. 649-61. American Political Science Review 95.

Alesina, A., and E. la Ferrara: Ethnic diversity and economic performance, Journal of Economic Literature 43(3), pages 762-800. Fulltext.

Banerjee, A., and L. Iyer: History, institutions, and economic performance: The legacy of colonial land tenure systems in India, 2005. p. 1190-1213. American Economic Review 95.

Dixit, A., G. M. Grossman, and F. Gul: The dynamics of political compromise, 2000. p. 531-68 . Journal of Political Economy 108.

Duflo, E. and R. Chattopadhyaym: Women as policy makers: Evidence from a randomized policy experiment in India, Econometrica 72: 1409-43 (2004).

Grossman, G. M. and E. Helpman : Protection for sale, American economic review 84: 833-850.

Hibbs, D. A. : Voting and the macroeconomy, 2006. Ch. 31 in B. R. Weingast and D. A. Wittman: "The Oxford handbook of Political Economy". Paper.

Lind, J. T. : Why is there so little redistribution?, 2005a. Nordic Journal of Political Economy 31.

Lind, J. T.: Do the rich vote Concervative because they are rich?, 2005b. Mimeo, UiO.

Persson, T. and G. Tabellini: Constitutional rules and fiscal policy outcomes, American Economic Review 94: 25-46.

Song, Z, K. Storesletten, and F. Zilibotti: Rotten Parents and Disciplined Children: A Politico-Economic Theory of Public Expenditure and Debt, 2007. Mimeo, UiO 2007.

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