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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Carey Borkoski
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Builds on students’ understanding of the theories, concepts, terminology and tools of microeconomics as it relates to the examination and analysis of public policies. Students explore in more depth, concepts and tools learned in previous economics courses or in 318.603 (Part 1 of this series). Examines common market failures, generic policy solutions for these problems and evaluate the welfare outcomes of different actions (public or private). Students also explore current policy issues using the tools and knowledge gained during this course. Students finish this course with a deeper knowledge of economics and its role in policy analysis. They also gain practical experience evaluating actual policy issues using some of these tools and models.

Learning Objective(s):

Methods of Assessment: Quizzes (25%) Homework, combined (10%), Economic Analysis Paper (25%), Reaction Essay (15%), Final exam (25%)
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 3:30 - 6:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 65
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

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Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail