Spring 2007 Course Description

Applied Microeconomics for Policy Analysis

Instructor(s): Jane Lincove
Course: P A 393K - Applied Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
(previously Political Economy I)
Unique Number: 63610
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: SRH 3.103
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Description: This course will provide an analytic framework for policy analysis and public management with a focus on understanding economic markets, mitigating market failures, and avoiding government failures through effective governance arrangements and public policies.

At the end of the course students will be able to:



Assignments & Grading
Grades consist of midterm and final exams, one case analysis, and class participation. Class participation includes completion of four problem sets to help you learn the material, and active participation in weekly class discussions.

Textbooks

Microeconomics (5th edition) by Pindyck & Rubenfeld

Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practices (4th edition) by Weimer & Vining

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