The 21st Jerusalem School in Economic Theory: Political Economy

Fri, 25/06/2010 to Tue, 06/07/2010

Political Economy

General Director:
Eric Maskin, Harvard University

Eyal Winter, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


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The subjects of economics and politics were once inseparable, but about a century ago the two fields diverged. In recent years they have been reunited. Therefore, scholars have been examining why the political process affects economic outcomes, as well as how economic imperatives influence politics. The literature of political economy is rich in both positive and normative directions.


Alberto Alesina, Harvard University
Marco Battaglini, Princeton University
Eric Maskin, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Roger Myerson, University of Chicago
Tom Palfrey, California Institute of Technology
Torsten Persson, Stockholm University