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Mark C Long
PB AF 517
Seattle Campus

Economics for Policy Analysis and Management II

Serves to deepen student understanding of microeconomic theory and develop skills in applying it to public policy and management issues. Prerequisite: PB AF 516.

Class description

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of the economic functions of government from both normative and positive points of view. In this course we focus on the expenditure side of government, with a major emphasis on the programs of the US Federal government. Topics include market failure, rationale for government economic activity, public goods, externalities, collective public decision-making, income redistribution, state and local public finance, and some specific expenditure programs in the US. We will rely on applied microeconomics in this course. PBAF 516 (Microeconomic Policy Analysis) and ECON 300 (Intermediate Microeconomics) are appropriate preparation courses.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Blake N Cooper
Date: 08/05/2008