An advanced introduction to the use of game theory in the study of politics. Applications include: strategic voting, bargaining, lobbying, strategic information transmission, and political agency. Familiarity with mathematical reasoning is helpful. Prerequisites: MAT 103.
This course builds on POL 575, to further develop the analytical foundations for examining problems in collective choice. Topics include vote buying, multilateral bargaining, strategic information transmission, strategic voting with incomplete information, career concerns, and strategic experimentation. Readings combine textbooks and research literature. Prerequisite: POL 575.