Contemporary Economic Issues in Public Affairs, SPEA-V202

Associate Instructor (Instructor of Record), Indiana University, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 2022

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.