Empirical Strategies in Political Economics

University of Lucerne

Fall 2013

The aim of this seminar is to find, interpret and evaluate empirical research in political economics. We will critically discuss recent studies from a variety of sub1elds. The topics include the stability of governments, the introduction of female suffrage, and the economic costs of terrorism. The first part of the seminar serves as an introduction to the empirical methods. In the second part, students will engage in the study of original empirical research to learn about recent methods of analysis. Each seminar session will consist of student presentations and a general discussion.


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