Political Economy

Some JEP articles recommended for classroom use

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Many articles listed in other areas also had a high degree of overlap with this topic, but perhaps especially articles listed under Public Policy, Development, and Education."


Allcott, Hunt, and Matthew Gentzkow. 2017. “Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 31 (2): 211–36. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/jep.31.2.211 

Oates, Wallace E., and Robert M. Schwab. 2015. “The Window Tax: A Case Study in Excess Burden.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 29 (1): 163–80. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/jep.29.1.163 

Sandel, Michael J. 2013. “Market Reasoning as Moral Reasoning: Why Economists Should Re-engage with Political Philosophy.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 27 (4): 121–40. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/jep.27.4.121 

Acemoglu, Daron, and James A. Robinson. 2013. “Economics versus Politics: Pitfalls of Policy Advice.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 27 (2): 173–92. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/jep.27.2.173 

Benmelech, Efraim, and Claude Berrebi. 2007. “Human Capital and the Productivity of Suicide Bombers.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 21 (3): 223–38. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/jep.21.3.223 

Svensson, Jakob. 2005. “Eight Questions about Corruption.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 19 (3): 19–42. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/089533005774357860 

Feddersen, Timothy J. 2004. “Rational Choice Theory and the Paradox of Not Voting.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 18 (1): 99–112. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/089533004773563458 

Krueger, Alan B., and Jitka Malečková. 2003. “Education, Poverty and Terrorism: Is There a Causal Connection?” Journal of Economic Perspectives 17 (4): 119–44. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/089533003772034925 

Ansolabehere, Stephen, John M. de Figueiredo, and James M. Snyder Jr. 2003. “Why Is There So Little Money in U.S. Politics?” Journal of Economic Perspectives 17 (1): 105–30. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/089533003321164976 

Fair, Ray C. 1996. “Econometrics and Presidential Elections.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 10 (3): 89–102. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/jep.10.3.89 

Shleifer, Andrei, and Robert W. Vishny. 1994. “The Politics of Market Socialism.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 8 (2): 165–76. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/jep.8.2.165