課程資訊
課程名稱
政治經濟學中的理論與實驗
Theory and Experiments in Political Economy 
開課學期
101-1 
授課對象
社會科學院  經濟學系  
授課教師
金善鐸 
課號
ECON5103 
課程識別碼
323 U1850 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期四2,3,4(9:10~12:10) 
上課地點
社科28 
備註
總人數上限:20人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1011polieconomy 
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課程概述

In this course, we will take a formal look at various environments where a group of individuals (committee, society, congress, etc.) makes a decision through some institutional mechanism (consensus, elections, jury deliberations, legislative bargaining etc.). These environments often coincide with real-world political institutions which we will study with the tools of (non-cooperative) game theory and experimental economics. We will try to critically understand varied aspects of political institutions through the lens of formal models in political economy.  

課程目標
This course is designed to provide a starting point for research in formal Political Theory and Political Economy. The course will also be of use to students who are interested in the application of microeconomic theory and experimental economics to political problems. 
課程要求
There will be no exams but you will be required to critique and present papers. You are also required to submit a research proposal or a literature survey at the end of the semester. The grade will be based on Referee reports (30%), Presentation (40%), and Paper Proposal (30%) the details of which are described below. 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
備註: Tue. & Thu. 02:00-03:00PM 
參考書目
The following books can be useful for reference:
1. McCarthy and Meirowitz (2007): Political Game Theory: An Introduction, Cambridge University Press – this is the book from which most of theory models to be discussed in class will be drawn.
2. Austen-Smith and Banks (1999): Positive Political Theory I: Collective Preference, University of Michigan Press
3. Austen-Smith and Banks (2005): Positive Political Theory II: Strategy and Structure, University of Michigan Press
4. Persson and Tabellini (2000): Political Economics: Explaining Economic Policy, MIT Press
5. Weingast and Wittman eds. (2006): The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy, Oxford University Press
6. Morton and Williams (2010): Experimental Political Science and the Study of Causality: From Nature to the Lab, Cambridge University Press
7. Druckman et al eds. (2011): Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science, Cambridge University Press 
指定閱讀
We will mainly follow a list of research papers for each topic (there is no required textbooks), the list of papers to be discussed in class will be provided later. 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Referee Reports 
30% 
You must write four referee reports during the semester (the due dates will be announced later). Each report should critique a paper included in the course schedule and should be approximately 1-2 pages in length. 
2. 
Presentation 
40% 
You must make presentation of papers. You are required to present at least two papers during the term of the semester (You can also write referee reports of the papers you present). The number of papers you actually present will depend on how many students enroll in the class. 
3. 
Paper Proposal 
30% 
You must write at the end of the semester a paper proposal of approximately 10 pages (or an actual paper if you are so inclined). The proposal must include research question, methodology, related literature and references (you are encouraged to outline a simple example if it’s a proposal for a theory paper). The due date for the proposal will be announced later. You may write a literature survey instead of a paper proposal, but you should confirm the topic with me in advance. 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
Week 1
9/13  Introduction/ Spatial Models 
Week 2
9/20  Spatial Models (Citizen Candidate, Candidate Quality) 
Week 3
9/27  Experiments in Spatial Models: Presentation 
Week 4
10/04  Voter Participation: Pivotal Voter Model 
Week 5
10/11  Voter Participation: Poisson Game Model 
Week 6
10/18  Voter Participation: Ethical Voter Model 
Week 7
10/25  Experiments in Voter Participation: Presentation 
Week 8
11/01  Condorcet Jury Model/Information Aggregation 
Week 9
11/08  Voluntary Participation/Information Acquisition/Deliberation 
Week 10
11/15  Experiments in Condorcet Jury Model: Presentation 
Week 11
11/22  Experiments in Condorcet Jury Model: Presentation (Continue) 
Week 12
11/29  Legislative Bargaining: Basic Model 
Week 13
12/06  Legislative Bargaining: Open Rule 
Week 14
12/13  Experiments in Legislative Bargaining: Presentation 
Week 15
12/20  Experiments in Legislative Bargaining: Presentation (Continue) 
Week 16
12/27  Proportional Representation/Government Formation 
Week 17
1/03  Crisis Bargaining