Classes

Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning-13: Analyzing Politics

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

A commonsensical survey of rational theories of politics, comprised of four segments: (1) individual choice, (2) group choice, (3) collective action, and (4) institutions. The underlying theme is that politics may be described and understood in terms of rational, goal-seeking behavior by citizens, politicians, bureaucrats, and interest groups in various institutional settings. Students are encouraged to think deeply and with sophistication about current events, history, and public life generally, as well as to analyze the

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Government 2158: Political Institutions and Economic Policy

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Co-taught with Professor Jeffry Frieden, this seminar explores the role of political institutions in the formation, implementation, and regulation of economic policy. We examine research traditions in the positive theory of political institutions, and in comparative and international political economy, and apply them to several substantive issue areas.

 

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Government 2474 Research on Congress

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017
Co-taught with Professor James Snyder, this graduate seminar reviews theoretical and empirical research on the US Congress and other legislatures.