Electoral Politics: Elections, Media, and Strategy

Lecture, three or four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Requisite: course 30. Designed for juniors/seniors. Analysis of elections and media, including game-theoretic analysis, Downs spatial model of elections, valence characteristics in elections, campaign finance, endogeneity problems in social sciences, liberal bias in media, industrial organization of news industry, and effects of media on voter decisions. May be applied toward Field III or V. P/NP or letter grading.

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    Quarter Taken: Spring 2022 In-Person
    Grade: A

    Best class I've ever taken. You don't need to do the readings but they are easy and actually interesting. Great class. No need to take notes in lecture just listen and enagage, answer questions.


Thomas Sherrer
Previously taught
23W 22S 21F 21W

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  • Has a group project

  • Attendance not required

  • 1 midterm

  • Finals week final

  • 100% recommend the textbook

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