A series on international relations which applies formal models to important issues in the world today. We will cover the following topics:
- What is international relations? - Conflict versus cooperation - Rationalist explanations for war - International trade - Democratic peace theory - Principal-agent problems - International institutions - Public goods provision - Nuclear weapons - Terrorism and insurgency
Learn about what it means to be rational. Topics include completeness of preferences, transitivity of preferences, lotteries, independence over lotteries, continuity, transformations of expected utilities, and risk aversion.