JSG School of Public Policy
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Graduate and Postdoc Studies
Department: JSGS Executive Director Office
To provide an economic framework for the analysis of public policy. The course uses microeconomic concepts to examine when and how the government should intervene in the economy. Using the starting point of policy as intervention, the course examines the circumstances under which government involvement is most likely to be desirable. The course then moves to consider the key instruments that government uses in its intervention. In the examination of these two broad issues, the course pays particular attention to how people and firms behave and how they are likely to respond to policy instruments. The course also develops the key concepts associated with cost-benefit analysis and shows how these concepts are used in the analysis of public policy.
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
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