Principal-Agent Problems in American Political Institutions

POL 290A at UC Davis

Taught: Spring 2019.

Principal-Agent Problems in American Political Institutions is a seminar course that covers a wide range of principal-agent type problems that arise within American political institutions. For example, how does Congress conduct oversight of the executive? How do voters hold politicians accountable? The course gives students an overview of American political institutions as viewed through a particular thematic lens.