Formalization for the social sciences

lpols1114  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Formalization for the social sciences
4 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Masquelier Bruno;
Main themes
As a matter of illustration, here are possible topics: - conflict and cooperation - voting - measurement of power - social choice - fair division

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 This course is an introduction to mathematical modelization in social sciences at large (economics, political science, sociology, law). It is not a course in mathematics and the prerequisite do not go beyond the basic college mathematics. Its aim is to help students to develop an analytical capacity through a systematic and rigorous use of simple concepts of game and decision theory.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The course consists of a series of lectures completed by exercises
Other information
Prerequisite: None Rating: written examination. Support: lecture notes
  • syllabus
E.Y. Gura and M. Maschler. Insights into Game Theory : An Alternative Mathematical Experience. Cambridge University Press, 2008.
C.A. Lave and J.G. March. An introduction to models in the social sciences. University Press of America, 1993.
Bonacich, P. and Lu, P., Introduction to Mathematical Sociology, 2012, Princeton University Press
Teaching materials
  • syllabus
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Bachelor in Sociology and Anthropology

Bachelor in Political Sciences: General

Bachelor in Human and Social Sciences

Minor in Human and Social Sciences