This course provides an overview of recent research in political economy. The focus will be on the applications of game theoretical and empirical approaches to the understanding of contemporary political issues. The list of topics for the upcoming academic year (2023-24) can be found below. Week 11 lecture will be based on students' choices among a large number of topics. In the Autumn Term 2023, lectures and seminars will be delivered in person (lectures will also be recorded and posted on ECHO360).