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ECON150

Economic Policy Analysis

Economics H&S - Humanities & Sciences

Course Description

The relationship between microeconomic analysis and public policy making. How economic policy analysis is done and why political leaders regard it as useful but not definitive in making policy decisions. Economic rationales for policy interventions, methods of policy evaluation and the role of benefit-cost analysis, economic models of politics and their application to policy making, and the relationship of income distribution to policy choice. Theoretical foundations of policy making and analysis, and applications to program adoption and implementation. Prerequisites: PUBLPOL 50 or ECON 50. Students are also strongly encouraged to either complete ECON 102B prior to taking this course or take ECON 102B concurrently with this course. Undergraduate Public Policy students are required to take this class for a letter grade and enroll in this class for five units.

Cross Listed Courses

Grading Basis

ROP - Letter or Credit/No Credit

Min

4

Max

5

Course Repeatable for Degree Credit?

No

Course Component

Discussion

Enrollment Optional?

Yes

Course Component

Lecture

Enrollment Optional?

No

This course has been approved for the following WAYS

Applied Quantitative Reasoning (AQR)

Programs

ECON150 is a completion requirement for: