Spring 2018 - 60945 - PA 393K – Applied Microeconomics for Policy Analysis | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Spring 2018 - 60945 - PA 393K – Applied Microeconomics for Policy Analysis

Applied Microeconomics for Policy Analysis


This class will provide a synthetic introduction to the theory and practice of economics relevant to policy. It will be taught from a classical, institutional and Keynesian perspective, mixing micro- and macroeconomic themes. The course will unfold in a sequence largely governed by the evolution of major issues in the history of economic thought.

The sequence of topics to be covered will include: value; growth, distribution, development and technological change; firms, corporations and regulation; money and finance; national income accounting and basic Keynesian theory; expectations, uncertainty, animal spirits and nonlinearity; deficits and public debt; international trade, capital flow and exchange rates; inequality; fraud and financial instability; and the oncoming economics of resource scarcity and climate change. The goal of the course will be a broad exposure to theoretical and policy issues that have concerned leading political and policy economists over three centuries, ending with critical questions that confront the national and world economies today.

SRH 3.314/3.355
Final Exam Date: 
Friday, May 11, 2018
Final Exam Location: 
SRH 3.314/3.355