ECON 495 - Seminar in Economics
Section: 001 Analysis of Public Policies
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Notes:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 401 and 402, each with a grade of C- or better.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ECON 452 or ECON 454.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

The theme of the course is applying economic theory or empirical analysis for the study of causes and/or consequences of public policies and regulation. This seminar will provide a forum where students can pursue independent thesis research. The goals of the course are to teach critical analysis and interpretation of the analysis of public policies as a means to writing a research paper (thesis). As junior and senior Economics majors you have been well-trained in economic reasoning and hypothesis formulation. In this course you extend these skills in an active learning environment by formulating your own hypotheses about causes and consequences of public policies and regulation and write your own piece of research.

Course Requirements:

The course will provide several deadlines throughout the semester to insure that progress is being made, and it will provide student writers with feedback on their ideas, both from the instructor and from fellow students. The thesis can be either theoretical or empirical.

Intended Audience:

This seminar is open to all junior and senior Economics majors.

ECON 495 - Seminar in Economics
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (SEM)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 9781464143335
Public finance and public policy, Author: Gruber, Jonathan., Publisher: Worth Publishers 2016
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