Behavioral Social Choice
This short course is intended to provide an introduction to empirical models of Public Choice and political economy. Because this is such a huge topic (see esp. Dennis Mueller, Public Choice, 3rd edition. Cambridge University, 2002) we will focus on spatial models of politics. While there is a tradition of studying electoral geography – a research area to which I have contributed, my focus here is on a different notion of spatial modeling, namely the insights we gain when we view actors as making choices over a set of alternatives that be considered as being located in a one or two dimensional issue space.
This advanced topic course will run for one-week in the Spring term, between 18-22 April.