A graduate level introduction to mathematical models of political processes. Develops the analytical foundations for examining problems in collective choice. The technical development focuses on the logical structure of formal models as well as their use to develop testable hypotheses. The presentation of technical apparatus is combined with a wide range of applications. Topics include models of majority rule, direct and representative democracy, political competition under various electoral systems, and political economy.
An introductory course in statistics for social scientists. Emphasizes basic probability theory and statistical inference, including random variables and distributions, special distributions, large random samples, estimation, sampling distributions, and hypothesis testing.