Contemporary Economic Issues in Public Affairs, SPEA-V202

Associate Instructor (Instructor of Record), Indiana University, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Spring Semester (3 cr.)
This course reinforces and deepens economic skills by applying basic microeconomic concepts and models to a variety of policy areas. Using economic models, students in the course will examine the motivation for intervention in the economy, the types of intervention, and the predicted effects of policies.
Policy areas covered will include tax, social, health, regulatory, environmental, and trade policy, among others. To better understand these issues, the course will first briefly discuss some of the institutional details of the policy area, and then use economic models to examine impact of policy on behavior and market outcomes.

Public Management Economics, MPA-612

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Brigham Young University, Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics

Course support, lab direction and tutoring, assignment grading for Dr. Andrew Heiss. By the end of this course, you will (1) be literate in fundamental economic principles, (2) understand the limits of economic theory and free markets, (3) justify government and nonprofit intervention in the economy, and (4) make informed policy recommendations by analyzing and evaluating public sector policies.