PUBPOL 516: Microeconomic Policy Analysis

Examines the use of microeconomics in policy analysis. Includes a review of supply, demand, and how government actions (e.g., taxes, subsidies) affects economic efficiency in a competitive market. Develops a deeper understanding of consumer choice as a function of preferences and constraints - the building blocks of demand - and examine how changes in constraints or opportunities via public policy affects choices. Recommended: elementary economics

Current and Past Course Instructors

  • C. Leigh Anderson

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    Marc Lindenberg Professor for Humanitarian Action, International Development, and Global Citizenship

  • David F. Layton

    Professor of Public Policy & Governance