PUBLPOL Cost-Benefit Analysis and Evaluation (IPS 204B)
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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Cost-Benefit Analysis and Evaluation (IPS 204B)
School of Humanities & Sciences
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[ Academia ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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[ Academia ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Relevant Course outside SLS for those interested in Decision-Making : Core applied skills for policy work include substantive as well as technical competencies: for example, a basic grounding in disciplines like cognitive psychology, risk analysis and decision-making. This course in cost-benefit analysis covers one of the principal methods for assessing the success or failure of implemented policies.
General course Description:
Relationship between microeconomic analysis and public policy making. Economic rationales for policy interventions. Economic models of politics and application to policy making. Relationship of income distribution to policy choice. Welfare evaluation of public and private decisions. Education policy, social security, and health care. Prerequisites: PUBLPOL 301A (for graduate students) or ECON 50, and102B (for undergraduates).
Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law