John D Wilkerson
POL S 589
Evaluating research in political economy as well as developing research problems. Topics vary with instructor and with current problems in the literature.
Topic: Game Theory for Political Scientists Description: This course introduces graduate students in Political Science to game theory as a perspective on political decision-making. We will focus on non-cooperative game theory and perhaps a little social choice theory. The emphasis will be on techniques and application for non-mathematicians, but we will also evaluate the appropriateness/ inappropriateness of game theory assumptions for the political world.
Syllabus can be found here http://faculty.washington.edu/jwilker/589/pols5892011.doc
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
Grading: Papers: 50 % (research paper); Project/presentation: 40 % (4 homework assignments); Class/quiz Participation: 10 %.