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1st Edition

Models of Political Economy

ISBN 9780415327060
Published December 6, 2006 by Routledge
240 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Models of Political Economy will introduce students to the basic methodology of political economics. It covers all core theories as well as new developments including:

  • decision theory
  • game theory
  • mechanism design
  • games of asymmetric information.

Hannu Nurmi's text will prove to be invaluable to all students who wish to understand this increasingly technical field.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. What Are We Aiming At?  3. Homo Oeconomicus  4. Economic Man Under Attack  5. Games: Descriptions and Solutions  6. Bargaining and Coalitions  7. Decision-Making in Committees  8. Designing for Elections and Public Goods Provision  9. What Kind of Government?  10. Aspects of Policy Evaluation  11. Homo Oeconomicus: Should We Let Him Go?

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