Department of Political Science

PSC 540 Models in American Politics: Theory & Data

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Old Political Science Field: American Politics

This course is archived. It will not be offered again.

David Primo, Lawrence Rothenberg
Fall 2010 — F 9:30-12:15

Course Syllabus

In recent years there has been an upsurge in American politics research that combines formal modeling and data analysis. In this seminar we will critically examine the strengths and weaknesses of the approach and explore some of the major contributions to this literature. Topics will include committee composition, party power, interbranch bargaining, lobbying, and the role of rules.

David Primo, Lawrence Rothenberg
Fall 2008

In recent years there has been an upsurge in American politics research that combines formal modeling and data analysis. In this seminar we will critically examine the strengths and weaknesses of the approach and explore some of the major contributions to this literature. Topics will include committee composition, party power, interbranch bargaining, lobbying, and the role of rules.