HON 394: Political Philosophy and Economics

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This course aims to introduce students to the intersection of political philosophy and economics. It begins with the problem of the prisoner's dilemma and an introduction to economic techniques. It then considers a number of strategies used to resolve prisoner dilemmas and similar problems, with a special focus on the role of social norms. Finally, we make use of the tools acquired from the earlier readings to examine affirmative action policies from an economic perspective.

Course semester: 
Spring 2020
Instructor: 
Dr. Adam Rigoni