Economic Analysis of Public Policy

Instructors: Monica Singhal
Faculty Assistant: Gina Abbadessa (617)496-9053

This course builds on API-101 to develop microeconomic tools of analysis for policy problems through various policy applications. The course is broadly focused on evaluating the rationale for government intervention in the economy and evaluating the efficiency, incentive, and distributional effects of government policies.

The D section focuses on social policy and the design of optimal government programs, with applications including poverty alleviation, health, education, unemployment, and taxation.

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2014