2003 EITM II Home

Application Process & Financial Support


Design of Instruction

Substantive Units to be Covered

1. Institutions, Bureaucratic Performance, & Political Behavior

2. Complex-systems, Agent-based, & Computational Models

3. Theoretical & Empirical Models in International Relations

Other Guest Lecturers

2003 EITM II Photos

Faculty Affiliates (2001-2004 EITM I-IV)


2002 EITM I Home (Harvard)

Contact: eitm@umich.edu Please direct further inquiries to the EITM coordinator (e-mail address above) at the Center for Political Studies of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.

Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models
 (15 June - 12 July , 2003) 

Complex-systems, Agent-based,

& Computational Models:

(23 - 28 June, 2003)

Scott Page (Michigan) & Ken Kollman (Michigan)

Guests: Scott De Marchi (Duke) & Troy Tassier (Michigan)

This week focuses on complex-systems models and their use in describing and analyzing the choice and effects of political institutions. The week divides into three parts. First, it presents some basic models and concepts from complex-systems theory. Second, it shows how to apply these techniques to the study of formal and informal political institutions. Third, it describes how to evaluate these models empirically using historical-comparative and experimental data. 


Lecture Notes:

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Kollman 1

Kollman 2

Kollman 3

De Marchi

Tassier 1

Tassier 2