Public Policy Program
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PPOL 210
Public Policy and Economic Analysis

This course introduces students to the professional practice of policy analysis, including the uses and limitations of economics in analyzing public problems in their institutional, political, and social contexts. Students develop an understanding the ways in which markets may not produce socially optimal outcomes. They learn how economic concepts inform the definition of social conditions as public problems, the development of policy instruments for addressing problems, and the evaluation of policy outcomes.

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Mark Henderson

Open to graduate students only.

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Last Updated: 3/15/18