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Paul A Waddell
PB AF 516
Seattle Campus

Economics for Policy Analysis and Management I

Ways in which microeconomic analysis can contribute to the analysis of public sector issues. Supply and demand, consumer and firm behavior, competitive and monopoly markets, income distribution, market failure, government intervention. Policy applications of theory. Prerequisite: elementary economics.

Class description

This course will cover the principles of microeconomics and their application to policy decisions. We will examine principles and applications of microeconomics to decision-making, with an emphasis on the public sector, and will consider the uses and limitations of the tools of microeconomics within this context.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture and discussion

Recommended preparation

introductory microeconomics, solid algebra

Class assignments and grading

Homework assignments will emphasize practice with problem solving using microeconomic analysis. A midterm and a final exam will be given in class.

Homeworks 30% Midterm 30% Final 40%


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.
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Last Update by Paul A Waddell
Date: 09/23/2008