Teaching / Political Economy

2015/2016 - Aix-Marseille School of Economics - M2

Intermediary exam
Final exam

Lecture notes

Lecture 1 - From social choice to political economy Readings [+]
Women's Suffrage, Political Responsiveness, and Child Survival in American History - Miller (2008)
Women as Policy Makers Evidence from a Randomized Policy Experiment in India - Chattopadhyay and Duflo (2004)
Can Mandated Political Representation Increase Policy Influence for Disadvantaged Minorities Theory and Evidence from India - Pande (2003)
Lecture 2 - Political agency and electoral control Readings [+]
Does Electoral Accountability Affect Economic Policy Choices Evidence from Gubernatorial Term Limits - Besley and Case (1995)
Electoral Accountability and Corruption Evidence from the Audits of Local Governments - Ferraz and Finan (2011)
The Political Economy of Government Responsiveness Theory and Evidence from India - Besley and Burgess (2002)
Lecture 3 - Collective action and diversity Readings [+]
Public Goods and Ethnic Division - Alesina, Baqir and Easterly (1999)
Political Jurisdictions in Heterogeneous Communities - Alesina, Baqir and Hoxby (2004)
Ethnic Diversity, Social Sanctions, and Public Goods in Kenya - Miguel and Gugerty (2005)
Pitfalls of Participatory Programs: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in India - Banerjee, Banerji, Duflo, Glennerster and Khemani (2010)
Power to the People: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experimentation on Community-based Monitoring in Ugnada - Bjorkman and Svensson (2009)
Lecture 4 - Politics and the media Readings [+]
News Droughts, News Floods, and US Disaster Relief - Eisensee and Stromberg (2007)
Handcuffs for the Grabbing Hand? Media Capture and Government Accountability - Besley and Prat (2006)
Government Advertising and Media Coverage of Corruption Scandals - Di Tella and Franceschelli (2011)
The Fox News Effect: Media Bias and Voting - DellaVigna and Kaplan (2007)
Lecture 5 - Dictatorships (and revolutions) Readings [+]
Do Leaders Matter? National Leadership and Growth Since World War II - Jones and Olken (2005)
Dictatorship, Democracy, and Development - Olson (1993)

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