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Fall Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in Public Policy Studies


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Fall Academic Term, 2001 (September 5 December 21)

Open courses in Public Policy Studies
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Fall Term '01 Time Schedule for Public Policy Studies.

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Courses in Public Policy are listed in the Time Schedule under the School of Public Policy.

The following courses count as LS&A courses for LS&A degree credit.


PUBPOL 529 / POLSCI 529. Statistics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior coursework in calculus or concurrent enrollment in Math. 413, and permission of instructor. Previous coursework in statistics is not required. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course covers descriptive statistics, probability theory, probability distributions (normal, binomial, Poisson, exponential), sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. It also includes an introduction to experimental design. The emphasis in the course is on preparing competent users and consumers of basic statistics. Some attention is paid to the mathematical underpinnings of statistical theory so that students will be prepared to go on to the Ford School econometrics course (PUBPOL 571). No previous course work in statistics is required, but a prior calculus course or concurrent enrollment in PUBPOL 513 is a prerequisite.

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PUBPOL 555 / ECON 555. Microeconomics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): James A Levinsohn (jamesl@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course begins a two-term sequence designed to provide students with an understanding of the economic implications of public policies and with analytic tools useful in system design and policy planning. Major topics include production, costs, prices, resource allocation, governmental involvement in economic activity, and the operation of market systems.

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PUBPOL 573 / ECON 573. Benefit-Cost Analysis.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kerwin K Charles (kcharles@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Econ. 555. (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course teaches students how to evaluate government programs. It covers the mechanics of benefit-cost analysis, how scarce or unemployed resources should be priced, the choice of proper time-discount rates, treatment of income distribution issues, environmental benefits, intergovernmental grants, and regulatory problems. An essential part of the course is a term project each student selects a program and does a benefit-cost evaluation of it.

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PUBPOL 585 / POLSCI 585. Political Environment of Policy Analysis.

Instructor(s): Ann Chih Lin (annlin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/585/001.nsf

This course focuses on the political environment within which policy analysis takes place. In the United States, public policies are formulated and implemented in a political system of widely-shared power by participants with many different, and often conflicting, goals. To be effective, policy analysts and public managers must understand this political system. The goal of this course is to provide the student with some of the background necessary to develop strategies for dealing effectively with the political environment of policy and administration.

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