I am teaching MECN 430-0 in the Winter 2015, sections 66/67.
I am teaching KPPI 440-A in the Fall 2014, sections 71/72.
Dates for Fall 2014:
Section 71: October 3-4, 10-11.
Section 72: November 7-8, 14-15.
I am teaching this class in Spring 2015. The course focuses on collective decision-making, both from theoretical and more applied view. We will start with classical results from Social Choice theory. We will then look at strategic behavior in collective decision-making: elections, voting in committees, agenda selection and legislative bargaining. We will study both preference aggregation and information aggregation in voting, as well as theories of participation and turnout. Finally, we consider more applied topics, such as: coordination games and revolutions, political campaigns, and dynamics of political institutions.