ECON 3280

ECON 3280

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course will provide an overview of recent empirical research in political economy, which applies the toolbox of economic and econometric analysis to the study of politics. The focus will be on the politics of the policymaking process.  It will cover the following topics: (1) Voters' behavior; (2) Politicians' behavior; (3) Information and mass media; (4) Political distortions and capture; (5) Political institutions. The course will be based on the reading of research papers and the in-depth discussion of their implications for public policy.

When Offered Fall or Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite:  ECON 1110 or equivalent, PUBPOL 2000, and ILRLE 2400 or equivalent.
Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: ECON 4280.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SSC-AS)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRLE 3280

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18826 ECON 3280   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person