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John D Wilkerson
POL S 589
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Political Economy

Evaluating research in political economy as well as developing research problems. Topics vary with instructor and with current problems in the literature.

Class description

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

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Class assignments and grading

Grading: Papers: 50 % (research paper); Project/presentation: 40 % (4 homework assignments); Class/quiz Participation: 10 %.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by John D Wilkerson
Date: 03/02/2011