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1. Basics: Discrete problems, expected utility, preference notation
2. Voting methods, properties and paradoxes I
3. Voting methods, properties and paradoxes II
4. Approval voting
5. Case for strategic voting and equilibrium concept
6. Gibbard-Satterthwaite theorem about manipulation of voting methods
7. Arrow’s theorem about aggregation of individual preferences into social preferences
8. Apportionment problem
9. Single peaked preferences
10. Stability of voting rules, voting about voting rule, constitutions
11. Student presentations: Solutions and failures to public goods, free riding
12. Student presentations: Solutions and failures to public goods, free riding
- Language: English
- Schedule: can be found in Course Page and Sisu
- Study materials: can be found in Moodle
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Aalto University Students
University of Helsinki Students
- Code: ECOK-263
- Target groups: BSc
- Credit points: 5
- YET students: Before taking and completing this course make sure that the credits can be counted towards your degree by checking which courses are/can be included in your curriculum. You can also contact your planning officer Simo Riikonen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The course aims to familiarise students with theoretical findings key to both the study of politics and economics, including Arrow’s impossibility theorem, the Gibbard-Satterthwaite theorem and findings pertaining to different types of voting systems. Other topics include the relationship between political decision-making and externalities, or public goods. After completing the course, students will be familiar with the basic assumptions of the topics examined and the methods of the field. Additionally, students will understand the limitations of findings and their applicability to the real world.