PUBPOL 554

PUBPOL 554: Economics for Public Affairs

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Level
Graduate
Term
Fall 2019
Days
Monday, Wednesday
Time
11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT
Course Section
001
U-M Course Number
31672
Credit Hours
3

This course is open only to Ford MPA students.

This course teaches fundamental concepts in microeconomics that are essential to the study and practice of public policy and public management.  Our focus is on real-world applications and answering the question: “Why do people who care about public policy need to know microeconomics?”  The primary learning objective of this course is for students to become comfortable applying economic models to real world policy issues.  Careful attention will be paid to understanding key model assumptions and limitations, identifying and manipulating model parameters, adapting models to address novel situations, and using models to evaluate and compare policy options.