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Advanced Topics in Comparative Politics

durchgeführt von Thomas Bräuninger
Dienstags 10:15 - 11:45 Uhr in A5, 6 Bauteil B, B317 Seminarraum 
Startdatum: 05.09.2017; Enddatum: 05.12.2017

This course is a continuation of the intro into Game Theory and covers advanced topics in game theory with a particular emphasis on the link of theories, methods and empirics. At the core, we discuss techniques used to analyse settings of imperfect information and covered topics include normal form games with incomplete information and Bayesian equilibrium, stochastic games and Markov-perfect equilibrium, behavioural game theory and quantal-response equilibrium, signalling games and cheap talk, information transmission, mechanism design, comparative statistics, monotone comparative statics and structural estimation. Emphasis will be placed on prominent applications of those concepts in political science, in both comparative and international politics. As this is a seminar, the course allows students to pursue areas of individual interest in more depth, and therefore course content is to some extent detemined based on the interests of the students. The course is partly taught from lecture notes, at other times students present a research paper and stimulate discussion in class.