Syllabi and Course Materials

(Last Updated: 22 August 2013)

 

PS 341 SYLLABUS (Franzese, Fall 2013): Comparative Politics of Developed Democracies

PS 341 Lecture Notes/Slides (From Fall 2011 until & unless indicated Fall 2013)

Weeks 1-2: Introductions (updated 12 September 2011, 10:55am)

Week 2-3: Socioeconomic Development & Structure and Politics, Part I (updated 19 September 2011, 10:00am)

Week 3-4: Socioeconomic Development & Structure and Politics, Part II (updated 26 September 2011, 10:15am)

Week 4: Comparative Democratic Governmental Systems, Part I (updated 5 October 2011, 5:20am)

Week 5: Comparative Democratic Governmental Systems, Part II (updated 10 October 2011, 10:15am)

Week 6: Electoral Systems (updated 12 October 2011, 5:45am)

Week 7b-8a: Electoral-System Wrap-Up (updated 24 October 2011, 9:54am)

Week 8b-9a: Parties & Party Systems (updated 2 November 2011, 9:31am)

Week 9b: Voting & Parties (updated 7 November 2011, 11:03am)

Week 10a: Voting -- Who & How Many (plus Economic Voting) (updated 9 November 2011, 11:07am)

Week 10b: Extra-Electoral Participation -- Interest Groups & Social Movements (updated 9 November 2011, 11:14am)

Week 11a: Government Formation & Dissolution, Part I: Non- & Uni-Dimensional Theories (updated 16 November 2011, 11:00am)

Weeks 11b-13b: Gov’t Form. & Diss., Pt II: Laver & Shepsle’s Multi-Dimensional Portfolio-Allocation Theory (updated 28 November 2011, 10:50am)

Week 14: Comparative Democratic Governmental Systems, Part III – Powell, Elections as Instruments Democracy, chs. 3-10 (updated 7 December 2011, 10:45am)

[Other concluding material omitted 2011: Comparative Democratic Governmental Systems, Part III -- Authority-Allocation (Lijphart chs. 7, (10,12,) 14 ; Outcomes]

“Complete Class Notes” below are from 2007:

PS 341 Complete Class Notes (HiRes (48MB)): Comparative Politics of Developed Democracies

PS 341 Complete Class Notes (LoRes (4.4MB)): Comparative Politics of Developed Democracies

Study Guide & Sample Questions/Answers:

PS 341 Class Notes STUDY GUIDE: Comparative Politics of Developed Democracies (updated 12 December 2011, 10:45am)

PS 341 Sample Questions for Exam: Comparative Politics of Developed Democracies (Fall 2007)

PS 341 Sample Exam-Questions Answers: Comparative Politics of Developed Democracies (Fall 2007)

 

PS 651 SYLLABUS (Franzese, Fall 2013): Positive Comparative & International Political Economy

(Materials below may be from Fall 2010, 2011, or 2012, unless & until given a Fall 2013 date.)

PS 651 Week 1 Reading Notes: Positive Comparative & International Political Economy (Franzese) (2013 posted, 2012 edited)

PS 651 Week 1 Additional Notes: What is Positive C&IPE? Worldly Philosophers. Role of Ideas in PE (Franzese) (2013 posted, 2005 created)

PS 651 Positive C&IPE: Basic Econ Lecture Notes (Franzese & Hays)

PS 651 Positive C&IPE: Basic Models & Tools, Pt. 1 (Franzese)

PS 651 Positive C&IPE: Basic Models & Tools, Pt 2, Persson & Tabellini Chs. 2-3 (Franzese)

PS 651 Positive C&IPE: Credibility & the Time-Inconsistency of Monetary Policy (Franzese)

PS 651 Positive C&IPE: P&T Problem 4-3, Agency & Seignorage (Hays)

PS 651 Positive C&IPE: P&T Problem 8-1, Proportional Elections (Franzese)

PS 651 Positive C&IPE: P&T Ch. 12 Model Redo (Poast)

PS 651 Students’ Notes on Persson & Tabellini, The Economic Effects of Constitutions (Fall 2003: Hyeran Jo, Nick Emptage, Ricardo Gamboa, Kenichi Ariga, Craig Brown, Xiaobo Lu)

  

 

ICPSR: Spatial Econometrics (Syllabus: Franzese, 12-16 August 2013)

ICPSR: Spatial Econometrics (Syllabus with Extended Bibliography)

 All Course Materials – Lecture Notes, Lab Materials, Readings – Are on the Course’s CTools Site at The University of Michigan.

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 PS 343 SYLLABUS (Franzese, Winter 2013): Comparative Political Economy of Developed Democracies

  READINGS (not in assigned texts):

Franzese, “Electoral & Partisan Cycles in Economic Policies & Outcomes,” Annual Reviews 2002.

 LECTURE NOTES: (please note: these notes/slides from Winter 2012 unless & until marked updated with 2013 date)

Introductory Lectures: Political Economy & Positive Social-Science (updated: 14 Jan 2013)

Common Grammatical Issues (updated: 9 Jan 2013)

First Introduction to Interpreting Regression Analyses (updated: 9 Jan 2013)

Tufte, Political Control of the Economy (updated: 30 Jan 2013)

Hibbs, The American Political Economy, Intro-Ch. 1 (updated: 4 Feb 2013)

Hibbs, The American Political Economy, Ch. 2- Ch. 3 (updated: 18 Feb 2013)

Hibbs, The American Political Economy, Ch. 4- Ch. 9 (updated: 20 Feb 2013)

Clark, Capitalism, Not Globalism, Pref-Ch.4 (updated: 25 Feb 2013)

Franzese, Macroeconomic Policies of Developed Democracies (updated: 21 Mar 2012)

Hays, Globalization & the New Politics of Embedded Liberalism (updated: 13 April 2012)

MIDTERM EXAM STUDY AIDS:

MidTerm Study Guide Outline (updated: 7 March 2011)

SAMPLE MIDTERM EXAM QUESTIONS

SAMPLE MIDTERM EXAM QUESTIONS: Answers/Hints

FINAL EXAM STUDY AIDS:

PS 343 FINAL-EXAM STUDY OUTLINE (updated: 18 April 2011)

PS 343 SAMPLE FINAL-EXAM QUESTIONS (updated: 18 April 2011)

 

ICPSR: Spatial Econometrics (Syllabus: Franzese, 4-8 June 2012)

ICPSR: Spatial Econometrics (Syllabus with Extended Bibliography)

 All Course Materials – Lecture Notes, Lab Materials, Readings – Are on the Course’s CTools Site at The University of Michigan.

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PS 389 / CICS 301 SYLLABUS (Franzese, Winter 2012): Globalization and the Modern Political Economy

Course Introduction and Description (notes set 00) (updated: 2 Jan 2012)

Introductory Lectures: What are Political Economy & Positive Social-Science (notes set 01) (updated: 10 Jan 2012)

First Introduction to Interpreting Regression Analyses (notes set 01a) (updated: 2 Jan 2012)

Additional Introductory Material on Positive Political-Economy & Social-Science (notes set 01b) (updated: 10 Jan 2012)

Tufte, Political Control of the Economy, Part I (notes set 02a) (updated: 23 Jan 2012)

Tufte, Political Control of the Economy, Part II (notes set 02b) (updated: 16 Jan 2012)

Hibbs, The American Political Economy, Intro-Ch. 1 (notes set 03a) (updated: 31 Jan 2012)

Hibbs, The American Political Economy, Chs. 2-3 (notes set 03b) (updated: 5 Feb 2012)

Hibbs, The American Political Economy, Chs. 4-9 (notes set 03c) (updated: 7 Feb 2012)

Clark, Capitalism, Not Globalism, Pref-Ch. 1 (notes set 04a) (updated: 15 Feb 2012)

Clark, Capitalism, Not Globalism, Chs. 1-2 (notes set 04b) (updated: 15 Feb 2012)

Clark, Capitalism, Not Globalism, Chs. 3-4 (notes set 04c) (updated: 18 Feb 2012)

Franzese, Multiple Hands on the Wheel (notes set 04d) (updated: 18 Feb 2012)

Hays, Globalization & the New Politics of Embedded Liberalism, Preface-Ch. 1 (notes set 05a) (updated: 19 Mar 2012)

Hays, Globalization & the New Politics of Embedded Liberalism, Chs. 2-5 (notes set 05b) (updated: 23 Mar 2012)

  

PS 699 SYLLABUS (Franzese, Winter 2012): Statistical Methods II

Compiled lecture notes from previous years of the course (please cite as): ps699 Lecture Notes, Robert J. Franzese, Jr.

 LECTURE NOTES: (please note: these notes/slides from Winter 2010 unless & until marked updated with 2012 date)

ps699 Introduction Notes (updated: 2 Jan 2012)

ps699 Math-Review Notes (updated: 12 Jan 2012)

ps699 Probability & Statistics Review Notes (updated: 18 Jan 2012)

ps699 The C(N)LRM Intro & Basics Notes (updated: 14 Feb 2012)

ps699 The C(N)LRM Further Topics in Hypothesis Testing (updated: 20 Feb 2012)

ps699 The C(N)LRM Further Topics in Specification (updated: 12 Mar 2012)

ps699 Linear- & Nonlinear-Interaction Models (including NLS) (updated: 7 Mar 2012)

ps699 Interactions Labs, using Excel & Golder’s Stata Code (updated: 5 Mar 2012)

ps699 The C(N)LRM Further Topics – Data Issues (updated: 14 Mar 2012)

ps699 The G(N)LRM General Intro, Heteroskedasticty, Autocorrelation (updated: 18 Mar 2012)

ps699 Autocorrelation, Time Series, & Dynamic Models (updated: 31 Mar 2010, 10:24)

ps699 Models & Methods for Panel and TSCS Data (updated: 31 Mar 2010, 10:24)

ps699 Binary Outcomes & QualDep Models: MLE, Inference, & Interpretation (updated: 7 Apr 2010, 14:05)

ps699 Intro to Regression Analysis Endogeneous Relationships (updated: 12 Apr 2010, 14:00)

Databases for the Problem Sets:

Cross-Section Data Base (Stata (.dta) format)

Cross-Section Data Base (Lotus 1-2-3 (.wk1) format)

Cross-Section Data Base (Excell (.xls) format)

Cross-Section Data Base Dictionary (rich-text-format (*.rtf))

Time-Series Data Base (Stata (.dta) format)

Time-Series-Cross-Section Data Base (Stata (.dta) format)

Binary-Dependent-Variable Data Base (Stata (.dta) format)

Public-Debt Data Base (Stata (.dta) format)

Problem Sets 2010: pset1 , pset2 , pset3 , pset4 , pset5 , pset6 , pset7 , pset8, pset9, pset10

 

ICPSR: Spatial Econometrics (Syllabus: Franzese, 15-19 August 2011)

 All Course Materials – Lecture Notes, Lab Materials, Readings – Are on the Course’s CTools Site at The University of Michigan.

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TAMU: Empirical Models for Time-Series-Cross-Section Data (Syllabus: Franzese, 5-8 July 2011)

SYLLABI ARTICLES: Beck (Annual Reviews 2001), Stimson (AJPS 1985), Franzese (PA 2005), Beck & Katz (PA 2007), Pluemper & Troeger (PA 2007), Troeger (PolMeth 2008), Beck (PA 1991), Wawro (PA 2002), Beck & Katz (CalTech 2009), Franzese & Hays (OxfHndbk 2008), Beck, Katz, & Tucker (AJPS 1998), Carter & Signorino (PA 2010), Zorn (AJPS 2001)

ADDITIONAL READINGS: Critique & Discussion of XTFEVD, De Boef & Keele (AJPS 2008), Achen (PolMeth 2000), Keele & Kelly (PA 2006), Franzese & Hays (CPS 2008), Franzese & Hays (PA 2007), Franzese & Hays (EUP 2006), Franzese, Hays, & Schaffer (APSA 2010), Franzese & Hays (PolMeth 2009), Hays & Kachi (APSA 2009), Hays (SLAMM 2009), Hays, Kachi, & Franzese (Statistical Methodology 2010), Franzese, Hays, & Kachi (PolMeth 2010).

(Still) Helpful Guides (if now a bit dated) to TSCS in STATA: Chris Zorn, Suzanna Linn, Vera Troeger

LECTURE NOTES:

 (ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Some of these lecture notes “borrow” liberally from course material generously shared by Greg Wawro, Vera Troeger, Neal Beck, & Suzy Linn: THANK YOU!)

BACKGROUND & REVIEW: Refreshers: Mat Alg; Basic Calc & Prob & Stats, the C&G(N)LRM, and MLE - Logit/Probit

TUESDAY Lectures: Introduction, From C&G(N)LRM to Models for and Heterogeneity in Panel/TSCS Data, LSDV & FE, Interactions & Multilevel Models

WEDNESDAY Lectures: Heterogeneity in the Stochastic Term: HAC & FGLS, RE & Hausman Test, Random Coefficients

THURSDAY Lectures: (Time-)Dynamic Models, (Time-)Dynamic Panel-Data Models, Spatial-Econometric Models of Interdependence

FRIDAY Lectures: QualDep Models in Panel & TSCS Data

DATA and LAB EXERCISES, with HOMEWORKS:

Data Sets: Garrett & Mitchell SocSec-Spend Data, Franzese Public-Debt Data, European Surveys Data, Volden AFDC Data, Binary-Contiguity Matrix for US-48, Russet & O’Neil War Data   

TUESDAY Lab Exercises: Intro and Exploring OLS estimates in TSCS (pdf), Fixed-Effect Model Estimation (do), Interactions Using Excel (pdf), Sample Graphing Interactive Effects in Excel (xlsx), Interactions using Golder’s Stata Code (pdf), Golder’s Single-Modifier Code (do)

WEDNESDAY Lab Exercises: Comparing RE, FE, Pooled, Mixed, Hausman (txt)

THURSDAY Lab Exercises: Temporal Dynamics—Excel File for Exploring Time-Dynamic Models, Calculating Simple (Temporally) Dynamic Responses, PDF Accompanying Simple Dynamic-Responses Lab, Temporal Dynamics—Complex Time-Dynamics; Temporal Dynamics—Conditional Time-Dynamics, Dynamic Panel-Data Models, Measures of Spatial Association & Baseline SAR Model, estimation & calculating effects w/ std errs (Stata (.do) file) (Using Pisati’s spatreg)

FRIDAY Exercises: Tucker’s BTSCS.zip, xtlogit & xtprobit

HOMEWORK QUESTIONS for TAMU TSCS Workshop

 

ESSEX: Spatial Econometrics (Syllabus: Hays & Franzese, 9-20 August 2010)

Readings-Packet List

Readings-Packet Articles

 

ICPSR: Empirical Models for Time-Series-Cross-Section Data (Syllabus: Franzese, 5-9 July 2010)

SYLLABI ARTICLES: Beck (Annual Reviews 2001), Stimson (AJPS 1985), Franzese (PA 2005), Beck & Katz (PA 2007), Pluemper & Troeger (PA 2007), Troeger (PolMeth 2008), Beck (PA 1991), Wawro (PA 2002), Beck & Katz (CalTech 2009), Franzese & Hays (OxfHndbk 2008), Beck, Katz, & Tucker (AJPS 1998), Zorn (AJPS 2001)

ADDITIONAL READINGS: Franzese & Hays (PubCh 2009), Franzese & Hays (PolMeth 2009), Hays & Kachi (APSA 2009), Hays (SLAMM 2009), Hays, Kachi, & Franzese (Statistical Methodology 2010), Hays, Kachi, & Franzese (SEA 2010).

Helpful Guides to TSCS in STATA: Chris Zorn, Suzanna Linn, Vera Troeger

(NOTICE: Lecture Notes, Data, & Lab Exercises subject to continual updating; you’ll want to delay any printing until last moment.)

LECTURE NOTES:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Some of these lecture notes “borrow” liberally from course material generously shared by Greg Wawro, Vera Troeger, Neal Beck, & Suzy Linn: THANK YOU!

MONDAY Lectures: Introduction; Refreshers: Mat Alg; Basic Calc & Prob & Stats, the C&G(N)LRM, and MLE - Logit/Probit

TUESDAY Lectures: From C&G(N)LRM to Models for and Heterogeneity in Panel/TSCS Data, LSDV & FE, Interactions & Multilevel Models

WEDNESDAY Lectures: RE & Hausman Test, Random Coefficients

THURSDAY Lectures: (Time-)Dynamic Models, (Time-)Dynamic Panel-Data Models

FRIDAY Lectures: Spatial-Econometric Models of Interdependence (8.3MB), QualDep Models in Panel & TSCS Data

DATA and LAB EXERCISES:

MONDAY Lab Data & Exercises: Garrett & Mitchell Data, Lab 1

TUESDAY Lab Data & Exercises: Morning Lab on Het & FE, Interactions using Golder’s Stata Code, Interactions (alternate) Using Excel, Sample Graphing Interactive Effects in Excel

WEDNESDAY Lab Data & Exercises: Comparing RE, FE, Pooled, Mixed, Hausman

THURSDAY Lab Data & Exercise: Calculating Simple (Temporally) Dynamic Responses, PDF Accompanying Simple Dynamic-Responses Lab

Temporal Dynamics—Exploring Time-Dynamic Models

Temporal Dynamics—Complex Time-Dynamics

Temporal Dynamics—Conditional Time-Dynamics

FRIDAY Lab Data & Exercises: Spatial Regression, Tucker’s BTSCS.zip, xtlogit & xtprobit

See Also: Measures of Spatial Association & Baseline SAR Model, estimation & calculating effects w/ std errs (Stata (.do) file)

US-State AFDC Data from Volden (2006) used in Franzese & Hays (2008) (Stata (.dta) format)

Binary-Contiguity Matrix for 48 Contiguous U.S. States used in Franzese & Hays (2008) (Stata (.dta) format)

 

JWAC: Regression Analysis of Time-Series Cross-Sections (Syllabus: Franzese, 9-11 September 2009)

Selected Readings: Stimson, Fox, Franzese, Beck, Wawro, Franzese & Hays

 Lecture Notes:

DAY 1 Lectures: Introduction, Very Brief C&G(N)LRM Refresher, From the C(N)LRM to TSCS Models

DAY 1 Alternative Lectures: Brief Math Refresher, Brief Prob, Stats, & C(N)LRM Refresher, Brief G(N)LRM Refresher, Brief MLE & QualDep-Models Refresher

DAY 2 Lectures: Heterogeneity in TSCS, Fixed Effects, Random Effects, Interaction Effects, Random Coefficients

DAY 3 Lectures: Temporal Dynamics, Temporal Dynamics in Panel Data, Spatial & Spatiotempotal Dynamics, QualDep Models in TSCS

Data and Lab Exercises:

Data Sets: Garrett & Mitchell SocSec-Spend Data, Franzese Public-Debt Data, European Surveys Data,

Volden AFDC Data, Binary-Contiguity Matrix for US-48, Russet & O’Neil War Data   

Additional ADO Files: plus.zip

LAB 1: Some introductory calisthenics…

LAB 2: Heterogeneity—Fixed Effects, Random Effects, Interaction Effects, Random Coefficients

LAB 3: Temporal Dynamics—Exploring Time-Dynamic Models

Temporal Dynamics—Simple Time-Dynamics, PDF Accompanying Simple Dynamic-Responses Lab

Temporal Dynamics—Complex Time-Dynamics

Temporal Dynamics—Conditional Time-Dynamics

LAB 4: Spatial Dynamics, QualDep Models in TSCS

 

Essex: Context Conditionality, (Inter)Dependence, & Endogeneity (Syllabus: Franzese, 10-21 August 2009)

Selected Readings: Beck: (Time) Dynamics, Hibbs: Chapter 5, Franzese: Chapter 3, Jackson: Endogeneity

Lecture Notes:

DAY 1 Lectures: Introduction, Math Refresher, Probability & Statistics Refresher

DAY 2 Lectures: C(N)LRM Refresher (still), G(N)LRM Refresher

DAY 3 Lectures: Linear-Interaction Models

DAY 4 Lectures: MLE & QualDep Models Refresher, Nonlinear Interaction Models & NLS

DAY 5 Lectures: From the C&G(N)LRM to the HLM, LRM to HLM, FE & RE, and HLM

DAY 6 Lectures: Temporally Dynamic Models, Dynamic Panel-Data Models, Complex Dynamic Models (Hibbs 1987),

 Context-Conditional Dynamic Models (Franzese 2002), Complex Context-Conditional Dynamic Models (Franzese 2009)

DAY 7 Lectures: Spatial-Econometric Models of Interdependence: Introduction, Formal-Theoretical Models of Interdependence

DAY 8 Lecture: Spatial-Econometric Measures & Testing, Modeling, Estimation, & Interpretation

Wednesday Evening Presentation: m-STAR Model of Estimated, Endogenous Interdependence (Coevoltion)

DAYS 9-10 Lectures: Spatial QualDep Models & Interpretation, Endogeneity: An Introduction, Nonlinear Systems of Endogenous Equations

Data and Lab Exercises:

LAB 1: Exercises, Franzese (2002) Public-Debt Database (Stata (.dta) format)

LAB 2: Exercises, European Survey Database (Stata (.dta) format)

LAB 3: Exercises, Franzese’s Multiple Hands on the Wheel Database (Stata (.dta) format)

Huth’s Extended-Deterrence Database (Stata (.dta) format)

Gelpi & Griesdorf Win-Lose-Draw Database (Stata (.dta) format)

Boehmke’s Stata .do for Ordered-Probit vs. Multinomial-Logit Comparison of WLD

LAB 4: Exploring Dynamic Implications ADL Models (Excel (.xls) file)

 Calculating Simple Temporally Dynamic Responses, PDF Accompanying Simple Dynamic-Responses Lab

Calculating Complex Temporally Dynamic Responses, Calculating Conditional Temporally Dynamic Responses

LAB 5: Basic Measures Spatial Association and Baseline Models of Spatial Interdependence (Stata (.do) file)

US-State AFDC Data from Volden (2006) used in Franzese & Hays (2008) (Stata (.dta) format)

Binary-Contiguity Matrix for 48 Contiguous U.S. States used in Franzese & Hays (2008) (Stata (.dta) format)

 

Blalock Lecture, ICPSR: 30 July 2009

 CONTEXT MATTERS:

Empirical Analysis in Social Science, where the Effect of Anything Depends on Everything Else

Interaction Terms, Multilevel Models, & Nonlinear Regression
Power Point Presentation
Adobe PDF of Power Point Presentation
ZIP archive of the presentation files (.ppt, .pdf), plus the example datasets (.dta, .wf1), spreadsheets (.xls), & some old stata NLS code (.do).

 

PS 651 SYLLABUS (Franzese, Winter 2009): Positive Comparative & International Political Economy

PS 651 Reading Notes: Positive Comparative & International Political Economy (Franzese)

PS 651 Introductory Notes: What is Positive C&IPE? Worldly Philosophers. Role of Ideas in PE (Franzese) 

PS 651 Positive C&IPE: Basic Econ Lecture Notes (Franzese & Hays)

PS 651 Positive C&IPE: Basic Models & Tools, Pt. 1 (Franzese)

PS 651 Positive C&IPE: Basic Models & Tools, Pt 2, Persson & Tabellini Chs. 2-3 (Franzese)

PS 651 Positive C&IPE: Credibility & the Time-Inconsistency of Monetary Policy (Franzese)

PS 651 Positive C&IPE: P&T Problem 4-3, Agency & Seignorage (Hays & Franzese)

PS 651 Students’ Notes on Persson & Tabellini, The Economic Effects of Constitutions (Fall 2003: Hyeran Jo, Nick Emptage, Ricardo Gamboa, Kenichi Ariga, Craig Brown, Xiaobo Lu)

 

PS 699 SYLLABUS (Franzese, Winter 2009): Statistical Methods II

Lecture notes for the course available at Dollar Bill Copy, to which supplement:

Math Review Notes

Regression as Projection Problem & Matrix Algebra Wrap-Up

Constrained Optimization by Lagrangian Method; Taylor Series (version 1)

Regression as Minimize Sum Squared Errors Problem & Calculus Wrap-Up

Probability Wrap-Up: Properties of Expectations, (Co)Variances, and Conditioning

Corrections/Enhancements to Notes on MSE=Var+Bias2, Definition: Multivariate Efficiency, and ML estimation Exponential

Illustration that Mutual Causality, y <=> x, Implies Covariance of Regressor with Residual

Multivariate Regression: Elaboration on Scalar Calculations of Partial Coefficients

Multivariate Regression: Summary C(N)LRM Properties, Certainty Estimation, Beginning Testing

Estimated Variance & Tests of Nonlinear Functions of Parameters by Delta Method Asymptotic Linear-Approximation, w/ Long-Run Stead-State Effects as Illustration

Equivalent Alternative Ways to Enter Indicator Variables to Regression Model

Post-Break Refresher & Catchup: C(N)LRM through Hypothesis Testing & start of Specification Issues

Modeling & Interpreting Interactions, including QualDep, Multilevel, & NLS Extensions (ZIP of .ppt, .dta, .do, .xls, .wf1)

Nonlinear Least Squares (NLS)

Bias of OLS estimation of LDV Models in Presence of Correlated Errors

Binary-DepVar Models from First-Principles

Logit & Probit Standard Errors by the Delta Method

Polychotomous-DepVar Models: Multinomial Logit/Probit

Databases for the problem sets:

Cross-Section Data Base (Stata (.dta) format)

Cross-Section Data Base (Lotus 1-2-3 (.wk1) format)

Cross-Section Data Base (Excell (.xls) format)

Cross-Section Data Base Dictionary (rich-text-format (*.rtf))

Time-Series Data Base (Stata (.dta) format)

Time-Series-Cross-Section Data Base (Stata (.dta) format)

Binary-Dependent-Variable Data Base (Stata (.dta) format)

Public-Debt Data Base (Stata (.dta) format)

PROBLEM SETS (pdf format) 

 

Blalock Lectures, ICPSR: 6-7 August 2008

 Context Matters: Interactions, Multilevel Models, & Nonlinear Least-Squares
For further pedagogical materials, see also:
Modeling & Interpreting Interactions, including QualDep, Multilevel, & NLS Extensions
(ZIP of .ppt, .dta, .do, .xls, .wf1; based on Kam & Franzese book)

Spatial Econometric Models of Interdependence

 

Lecture Notes, Syllabi, and Class Materials for Courses and Seminars on Time-Series-Cross-Section Data-Analysis: A Compilation of Useful Pedagogy Courtesy of Beck, DeBoef, Franzese, Wawro, Zorn

 

PS 341 SYLLABUS (Franzese, Fall 2007): Comparative Politics of Developed Democracies

PS 341 Class Notes (HiRes (48MB)): Comparative Politics of Developed Democracies

PS 341 Class Notes (LoRes (4.4MB)): Comparative Politics of Developed Democracies

PS 341 Class Notes (STUDY GUIDE): Comparative Politics of Developed Democracies

PS 341 Sample Questions for Exam: Comparative Politics of Developed Democracies

PS 341 Sample Exam-Questions Answers: Comparative Politics of Developed Democracies 

 

PS 389.4 SYLLABUS (Franzese, Fall 2007): Comparative Democratic Institutions

PS 389.4 Class Notes, Week 1: Introduction, Definitions, Questions, Approaches, Intellectual History, & the Cycle of Democratic Policymaking

PS 389.4 Class Notes, Week 2a: Positive Theorizing & Empirical Evaluation in Social Science (Examples, Incl. Olson’s LoCA and Rise & Decline)

PS 389.4 Class Notes, Week 2b: Comparative Governmental Systems (Executives, Legislatures, Constitutions, Courts, Administration & Local Government)

PS 389.4 Class Notes, Week 3: Electoral Systems (Gallagher, Laver, & Mair ch. 11; Lijphart Patterns of Democracy, ch. 8)

PS 389.4 Class Notes, Weeks 4-5: Electoral Systems (Lijphart, Electoral Systems and Party Systems)

PS 389.4 Class Notes, Week 6: Parties & Party Systems (GLM chs. 7-10; Dalton ch.13 in LNN & ch. 8 in Cit. Pol.; Lijphart Patterns ch. 5; Powell Contemp Dems ch. 5; Mair ch. 3 in LNN)

PS 389.4 Readings, Week 6: Parties & Party Systems (Dalton ch.13 in LNN, Comparing Democracies)

PS 389.4 Readings, Week 6: Parties & Party Systems (Dalton ch.8 in Citizen Politics)

PS 389.4 Readings, Week 6: Parties & Party Systems (Powell ch.5 in Contemporary Democracies)

PS 389.4 Readings, Week 6: Parties & Party Systems (Mair ch.3 in LNN, Comparing Democracies)

PS 389.4 Midterm Study Guide

PS 389.4 Midterm Sample Questions

PS 389.4 Midterm Sample Questions – ANSWER SHEET

PS 389.4 Week 8: Government Formation & Dissolution, Pt. I (GLM ch. 12, Lijphart Patterns Dem ch.6, plus Powell Contemp Dem, ch. 7)

PS 389.4 Weeks 9-10: Government Formation & Dissolution, Pt. II (Laver & Shepsle, Making & Breaking Governments)

PS 389.4 Weeks 11-12: Powell, Elections as Instruments of Democracy

PS 389.4 Weeks 13-14: Franzese, Macroeconomic Policies of Developed Democracies

PS 389.4 Weeks 14: Franzese, Macroeconomic Policies of Developed Democracies, chs. 2-3 quick notes

PS 389.4 Final-Exam Study Guide

 

PS 641 SYLLABUS (Franzese & Varshney, Fall 2007): Proseminar in Comparative Politics

PS 641: Undergrad Lecture Notes: Collective-Action Problem (Olson)

PS 641: Undergrad Lecture Notes: Interest Groups & Social Movements (Bashevkin)

PS 641: Undergrad Lecture Notes: Electoral Systems (Gallagher, Laver, & Mair ch. 11; Lijphart Patterns of Democracy, ch. 8)

PS 641: Undergrad Lecture Notes: Electoral Systems (Lijphart, Electoral Systems and Party Systems)

PS 641: Undergrad Lecture Notes: Parliamentary-Government Formation & Dissolution

 

PS 343 SYLLABUS (Franzese, Winter 2006): Political Economy of Developed Democracies

PS 343 LECTURE NOTES: Day 1 Introductory Lecture

PS 343 LECTURE NOTES: Tufte, Political Control of the Economy

PS 343 LECTURE NOTES: Hibbs, The American Political Economy

PS 343 SUMMARY OUTLINE: Hibbs, The American Political Economy

PS 343 SAMPLE MIDTERM EXAM QUESTIONS

PS 343 SAMPLE MIDTERM EXAM QUESTIONS: Answers/Hints

PS 343 LECTURE NOTES: Clark, Capitalism, Not Globalism

PS 343 LECTURE NOTES: Globalization & Convergence, “Privileged Position of Capital” & Convergence, Electoral Competition & Downsian Convergence (elaborated from Clark, Capitalism, Not Globalism)

PS 343 LECTURE NOTES: Introduction to International Trade (Basic Comparative Advantage) & Monetary Economics (Purchasing-Power- & Interest-Parity Conditions) & Open-Economy Macroeconomics (The Mundell-Fleming IS-LM-BoP Model)

PS 343 LECTURE NOTES: Implications of the Mundell-Fleming IS-LM-BoP Model for Electoral & Partisan Cycles in Macroeconomic Policies (i.e., Fiscal & Monetary Policy, i.e., Aggregate-Demand-Management Policy (as argued in Clark, Capitalism, Not Globalism)

PS 343 LECTURE NOTES: Franzese, Macroeconomic Policies of Developed Democracies

PS 343 FINAL-EXAM STUDY OUTLINE

PS 343 SAMPLE FINAL-EXAM QUESTIONS

 

PS 641 SYLLABUS (Franzese & Inglehart, Winter 2006):Comparative Politics Proseminar

PS 641: Undergrad Lecture Notes: Collective-Action Problem (Olson)

PS 641: Undergrad Lecture Notes: Interest Groups & Social Movements (Bashevkin)

PS 641: Undergrad Lecture Notes: Elections, Electoral Systems, & Voting

PS 641: Undergrad Lecture Notes: Parliamentary-Government Formation & Dissolution

 

PS 599 SYLLABUS (Franzese, Fall 2005): Statistical Methods I

PS 599 Section Syllabus (Corrigan, Fall 2005): Statistical Methods I

PS 599 Lecture Notes (Jackson-Burns-Bowers-Franzese, Fall 2005)

PS 599 Problem Set 0 (Fall 2005)

PS 599 Problem Set 1 (Fall 2005)

PS 599 Problem Set 2 (Fall 2005)

PS 599 Problem Set 3 (Fall 2005)

PS 599 Problem Set 4 (Fall 2005)

PS 599 Problem Set 5 (Fall 2005)

PS 599 Problem Set 6 (Fall 2005)

PS 599 FINAL EXAM (Franzese, Fall 2005): Statistical Methods I

PS 599 Final-Exam Data (Franzese, Fall 2005): Statistical Methods I

PS 599 Final-Exam Data Codebook 1 (Franzese, Fall 2005): Statistical Methods I

PS 599 Final-Exam Data Codebook 2 (Franzese, Fall 2005): Statistical Methods I

 

PS 651 SYLLABUS (Franzese, Fall 2002): Pro-Seminar in Political Economy

Award-winning Syllabus! (Links2Go Key Resource: Political Economy Topic)

 

PS 641 SYLLABUS (Franzese & Hicken, Fall 2002): Proseminar in Comparative Politics

PS 641 Week 1: Overview Outline

PS 641 Week 1: Intellectual History of Comparative Politics Outline

PS 641 Week 3: Socio-Economic Structure, Modernization, Democratization, Social Order & Stability (Undergrad Lecture Notes)

PS 641 Week 7: Olson's Logic of Collective Action (LoCA) (From Undergrad Lecture Notes to PS489)

PS 641 Week 8: Cleavage Structure, Interest Groups, and Interest Intermediation (GLM ch.9+, from Undergrad Lecture Notes to PS460)

PS 641 Week 8: Interest Groups and Social Movements (Bashevkin in LNN, from Undergrad Lecture Notes to PS460)

PS 641 Week 8: Trade, Stolper-Samuelsson, and Class-Cleavage (Rogowski's Commerce & Coalitions, from Undergrad Lecture Notes to PS489)

PS 641 Week 9: Elections and Electoral Systems (Gallagher, Laver, & Mair, Rep Govt in Mod Eur, +: from PS441/460 lecture notes)

PS 641 Week 10: Parties and Party Systems (Gallagher, Laver, & Mair, Rep Govt in Mod Eur, +: from PS441/460 lecture notes)

PS 641 Week 11: Comparative Governmental Systems (Gallagher, Laver, & Mair, Rep Govt in Mod Eur, +: from PS441/460 lecture notes)

PS 641 Week 11: Government Formation and Dissolution (Gallagher, Laver, & Mair; and Laver & Shepsle Rep Govt in Mod Eur; and Making & Breaking Govts, +: from PS441/460 lecture notes)

PS 641 Week 12: Policymaking—Approaches (Hall, Governing the Economy: from PS489 lecture notes)

PS 641 Week 12: Policymaking—Approaches (Worldly Philosophers + Political Power Economic Ideas (Hall, ed.) +: from PS651 lecture notes)

PS 641 Week 12: Policymaking—Approaches (Franzese, Macroeconomic Policies Developed Democracies: from PS489 lecture notes)

PS 641 Week 12: Policymaking—Approaches (Franzese, Electoral & Partisan Cycles: from EITM Macro-Pol-Econ lecture notes)

PS 641 Week 12: Policymaking—Approaches (Franzese, Modeling PE of Monetary Policy: from EITM Macro-Pol-Econ lecture notes)

PS 641 Week 13: States, Markets, Prosperity (Bates, Markets & States in Tropical Africa: from PS489 lecture notes)