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Term: 1st term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Carey Borkoski
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Introduces policy students to the theories, concepts, terminology and tools of microeconomics as it relates to the examination and analysis of public policies. Students gain new vocabulary to describe decision-making behavior of people, households, firms and governments. Students learn and apply theories of supply and demand, elasticity, utility-maximization and other concepts to examine and better understand public policy issues. Students finish the course with an understanding of economic terminology and theories, will be able to use economic tools to examine decision-making and apply the concepts, terminology and tools to various policies and problems.

Learning Objective(s):

Methods of Assessment: Quizzes (20%), Homework, combined (10%), Economic Brief (20%), Blog (20%), Presentation (5%) Final exam (25%)
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday 3:30 - 6:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Enrollment Restriction: undergraduates are not permitted in this course;
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

due to enrollment cap, all students must have permission to register

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: MHS and PhD students should register for this section.
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2015-2016