Lecture plan ECON4640

 

 

Week Date Topic Readings Seminar
3 22-Jan Cancelled    
4 29-Jan Introduction PT 1,2  
5 5-Feb Median voter models PT 2,3.1-3.3
Gans and Smart (1996)
 
6 12-Feb Redistributive politics PT 6, Lind (2005)
Bénabou and Ok (2001)
1: Problem set 1
Solution to ex. III
7 19-Feb Probabilistic voting PT 3.4  
8 26-Feb Lecture free week    
9 5-Mar Lobbying and special interests PT 3.5, 7, Grossman and Helpman (1994)  2: Problem set 2 Strömberg paper
10 12-Mar Citizen candidate models PT 5.1-5.3
Besley and Coate (1997)
 
11 19-Mar Politician behaviour Duflo and Chattopadhyaym (2004), Pettersson-Lidbom (2008)  
12 26-Mar Voter behaviour Lind (2009), Matsusaka and Palda (1999), Hibbs(2006) 3: PT Ch. 5, Ex 2; Ch. 6, Ex 1 and 4
Solution to Ex. 1
13 2-Apr Easter    
14 8-Apr Heterogeneous societies (NB at 8:15 GS 2) Alesina and La Ferrara (2004)  4: Problem on voter behavior; Essay question from exam Spring 2006
15 16-Apr Controlling politicians PT4  
16 23-Apr
At 8:15
Institutions Acemoglu and Robinson 2001; Banerjee and Iyer 2005 5: PT Ch. 4, Ex. 1 (p. 91);
Exam 2008, Part I, 1 and 3
17 30-Apr Comparative politics PT 8, Persson and Tabellini (2004)  
18 7-May Dynamics PT 11,13, Hassler et al. 2007  
19 12-May Undervisningsrom 3, Georg Sverdrup building   6: Essay question from Mock exam 2006; General questions

PT refers to chapters in Persson an Tabellini: Political economics
Links to supplementary readings in italics

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