Guía docente de Competencia Política y Toma de Decisiones (M56/56/1/48)

Curso 2022/2023
Fecha de aprobación por la Comisión Académica 15/07/2022

Máster

Máster Universitario en Economía / Economics

Módulo

Módulo III: Tercer Trimestre

Rama

Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas

Centro Responsable del título

International School for Postgraduate Studies

Semestre

Segundo

Créditos

4

Tipo

Optativa

Tipo de enseñanza

Presencial

Profesorado

  • Ángel Solano García

Tutorías

Ángel Solano García

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  • Primer semestre
    • Martes 10:00 a 14:00 (Empre. Desp B322)
    • Miércoles 10:00 a 12:00 (Empre. Desp B322)
    • Miercoles 10:00 a 12:00 (Empre. Desp B322)
  • Segundo semestre
    • Lunes 10:00 a 14:00 (Empre. Desp B322)
    • Martes 10:00 a 12:00 (Empre. Desp B322)

Breve descripción de contenidos (Según memoria de verificación del Máster)

  • Introduction to the Social Choice Theory.
  • Election Rules.
  • Electoral Competition Models.
  • Applications to economic policies

 


 

Prerrequisitos y/o Recomendaciones

  • Game theory course

Competencias

Competencias Básicas

  • CB6. Poseer y comprender conocimientos que aporten una base u oportunidad de ser originales en desarrollo y/o aplicación de ideas, a menudo en un contexto de investigación.
  • CB7. Que los estudiantes sepan aplicar los conocimientos adquiridos y su capacidad de resolución de problemas en entornos nuevos o poco conocidos dentro de contextos más amplios (o multidisciplinares) relacionados con su área de estudio.
  • CB8. Que los estudiantes sean capaces de integrar conocimientos y enfrentarse a la complejidad de formular juicios a partir de una información que, siendo incompleta o limitada, incluya reflexiones sobre las responsabilidades sociales y éticas vinculadas a la aplicación de sus conocimientos y juicios.
  • CB9. Que los estudiantes sepan comunicar sus conclusiones y los conocimientos y razones últimas que las sustentan a públicos especializados y no especializados de un modo claro y sin ambigüedades.
  • CB10. Que los estudiantes posean las habilidades de aprendizaje que les permitan continuar estudiando de un modo que habrá de ser en gran medida autodirigido o autónomo.

Resultados de aprendizaje (Objetivos)

  • Learn the problem of aggregating preferences.
  • Understand different voting rules.
  • Calculate the winner of a voting process using different voting rules.
  • Analyze strategically political decisions.
  • Apply the different models to understand the real politics

 

Programa de contenidos Teóricos y Prácticos

Teórico

  • PART I.  Social Choice and Election Rules.
    • Introduction to Social Choice Theory.
    • Elements of an Election Rule. Different Election Rules.
    • The Majority Rule.
    • The Borda’s Rule. 
    • Properties of the Election Rules.
    • The Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem.
    • The Single Peaked Preferences.
    • The Median Voter Theorem.
  • PART II.  Electoral Competition Models.
    • Introduction to the electoral competition theory.
    • The Downs’Model.
    • The Wittman’s  Model.
    • Critics and limitations of political competition models.
    • Applications.

Práctico

WORKSHOPS

  • Students’ presentation of a published paper on the topic of the subject (the number of workshops will depend on the number of students)

LABORATORY SESSIONS

  • Session 1. Resolution of the Problem set on Part 1.
  • Session 2   Guideliness for Students' presentations

Bibliografía

Bibliografía fundamental

  • Black, Duncan (1948). "On the Rationale of Group Decision-making". Journal of Political Economy 56: 23–34.
  • Arrow Kenneth J. (1950): “A Difficulty in the Concept of Social Welfare”. The Journal of Political Economy, 58(4):328-346.
  • Sen, Amartya (1995) “Rationality and Social Choice” The American Economic Review, 85(1):1-24.
  • Person T. and Tabellini G. (2000). Chapter 3 in Political Economics. Explaining Economic Policy: 47-64.

 

 

 

Bibliografía complementaria

  • Meltzer and Richard (1981). “A Rational Theory of the Size of Government” Journal of Political Economy, 89(5): 914-927.
  • Alesina, A. (1988). Credibility and policy convergence. American Economic Review 78: 796-805.
  • Morton R. (1993). “Incomplete Information and Ideological Explanations of Platform Divergence” The American Political Science Review, 87(2): 382-392.

Enlaces recomendados

Metodología docente

Evaluación (instrumentos de evaluación, criterios de evaluación y porcentaje sobre la calificación final.)

Evaluación Ordinaria

Article 17 of the UGR Assessment Policy and Regulations establishes that the ordinary assessment session (convocatoria ordinaria) will preferably be based on the continuous assessment of students, except for those who have been granted the right to a single final assessment (evaluación única final), which is an assessment method that only takes a final exam into account.

Assessment will be conducted on an ongoing evaluation of the following aspects of student training (the weight of each item in the final assessment is shown in parenthesis):

  • Presentation of an research article (80%).
  • Resolution of problem sets and participation in class (20%)

Evaluación Extraordinaria

Article 19 of the UGR Assessment Policy and Regulations establishes that students who have not passed a course in the ordinary assessment session (convocatoria ordinaria) will have access to an extraordinary assessment session (convocatoria extraordinaria). All students may take part in this extraordinary assessment session, regardless of whether or not they have followed continuous assessment activities. In this way, students who have not carried out continuous assessment activities will have the opportunity to obtain 100% of their mark by means of an exam and/or assignment.

Written exam over the topics covered in the course (100%)

Evaluación única final

Article 8 of the UGR Assessment Policy and Regulations establishes that students who are unable to follow continuous assessment methods due to justifiable reasons shall have recourse to a single final assessment (evaluación única final), which is an assessment method that only takes a final exam into account.

In order to opt for a single final assessment (evaluación única final), students must send a request, using the corresponding online procedure, to the coordinator of the master’s programme, in the first two weeks of the course or in the two weeks following their enrolment (if the enrolment has taken place after the classes have already begun). The coordinator will communicate this information to the relevant teaching staff members, citing and verifying the reasons why the student is unable to follow the continuous assessment system.

In this case, the assessment will comprise:

  • Written exam over the topics covered in the course (100%)

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