Why do politicians make the decisions they make? How do voters decide whom to support in an election? Is it possible to improve the living conditions of citizens through public policy? These are some of the questions that both political scientists and citizens often ask themselves. Professor Randall Holcombe will address these and other topics from the perspective of Public Choice to understand politics as it is, rather than as it should be. This course is given in English.
Professor: Randy T. Simmons is the Charles G. Koch Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Economics and Finance at Utah State University and a senior fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) in Bozeman, Montana. His areas of interest include free-market environmentalism, property rights, and wildlife management. He is the co-author of the book Beyond Politics: Politics, Market, and the Failure of Bureaucracy (Routledge, 1994). Professor Simmons has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Oregon.
Dates: Monday, November 4 to Sunday, December 1st
UFM students: 1 UMA
External students: Free (Add a Certificate for USD$60)
Enrollment open until November 155, 2019