Washington Center

Economics of Public Policy

Credits: 
4
Instructor: 
Term or Semester: 
Day and Time: 
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Semester Dates: 
August 31 to December 7, 2017
Campus: 
UCDC
Category: 
Semester Elective
Description: 

Economic thinking provides an important set of tools for almost every aspect of public policy making. This course aims to offer students a basic understanding of economics and its importance in public policy making. The will begin by providing a broad-based introduction to economics that offers students an understanding of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory including a discussion of when markets can work to achieve policy goals and when “market failures” call for government intervention. The class will then use these economic tools and theories in order to survey several specific policy areas – including health policy, tax policy, and the national debt.

 

Draft Syllabus

Course ID: 
UCDCSEM2F17