Research Group in Political Economy and Game Theory

Who we are

We are a group of scholars interested in understanding how political choices are made both by parties and politicians. Our research topics include political alliances, party discipline, selfselection of politicians and their selection by parties, populism, incumbency advantage, among others. Although the group was born associated with a Department of Economics, it is multidisciplinary, so that we are open to contributions from Political Sciences, Mathematics, and other related fields.

Why Political Economy and Game Theory?

We understand the behavior of politicians, parties, voters and other political agents as subject to many complex strategic interactions. Voting, political alliances, corruption are good examples of topics in which strategy is crucial. Game Theory is the suitable tool to model such interactions in a rigorous way. Its mathematical structure allows the researcher to perform an accurate analysis and provides a rich intuition about the strategic behavior of the agents.