17.884J / 14.296J Collective Choice I

Fall 2005

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Course Highlights

This course features a complete list of problem sets in the assignments section.

Course Description

This is an applied theory course covering topics in the political economy of democratic countries. This course examines political institutions from a rational choice perspective. The now burgeoning rational choice literature on legislatures, bureaucracies, courts, and elections constitutes the chief focus. Some focus will be placed on institutions from a comparative and/or international perspective.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. James Snyder

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Recitations:
One session / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate