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Problem set 2 Fall 2010

Problem set 2 Fall 2010 - of a state Are there periods in...

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01:790:103 Professor Douglas Blair Introduction to Comparative Politics Fall 2010 Problem Set #2 Due at the beginning of recitation section, September 29 to October 1 1. CGG, Problem 4.3 (i.e., Chapter 4, Problem 3) 2. CGG, Problem 4.4 3. (a) Find the Nash equilibria and the corresponding payoffs for the game illustrated at right. (b) Find the subgame perfect Nash equilibria. (c) Are any of the Nash equilibria you find more plausible predictions than others? You are likely to find helpful, perhaps especially in the last of these questions, the document “How to solve for Nash equilibrium and SPNE.pdf”, which is available under Resources on Sakai. 4. Does your assigned country currently meet Weber’s and Tilly’s definitions (CGG, pp. 92-94)
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Unformatted text preview: of a state? Are there periods in its history when it did not clearly do so? (Be very brief. I am not seeking major historical excavations about a country you almost certainly have paid little attention to until last week.) 5. The Fund for Peace publishes annually the Failed States Index ( http://bit.ly/bm5pdr ). (a) How does the conception of state “success” that underlies this Index differ from those of Weber and Tilly? (c) Is the Failed States Index a nominal, ordinal, or interval measure? (Cf. CGG, pp. 163-64.) (d) Where does your assigned country fall in the FSI ranking for 2010?...
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