October 19 class notes

October 19 class notes - October 19, 2010 Exam Office Hours...

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October 19, 2010 Exam Office Hours 3:30-5:30 Leaning towards four questions Don’t study math (unless it’s the equations that we did in class) The Logic of Political Survival Part II: The Evidence A. First cut at the date B. W or democracy? With a large winning coalition, you’re going to spend more on public goods o The person in power has weaker influence because the loyalty norm is weaker o When you have a large W, you get benefits of the economies in scale – increasing return – the more you put in, the more you get out – a unique feature of public goods o We don’t have to spend more to incorporate more people o School example With a small winning coalition, you’re going to spend more on private goods o Private health care example If you were a leader and could set up institutions anywhere you please, and all you cared about was staying in power, then how would you set up your W and your S? o
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