Spring 2021 - 60850 - PA 393L - Advanced Policy Economics | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Spring 2021 - 60850 - PA 393L - Advanced Policy Economics

The Political Economy of American Poverty

The purpose of Advanced Policy Economics is to apply economic analysis to a particular policy area. This section focuses on poverty issues in the United States. Specifically, the course covers (a) neoclassical and institutional approaches for understanding poverty,

(b) technical issues in measuring poverty and analyzing related data, and (c) U.S. social policy strategies dealing with poverty and associated problems.

This section is both an analytic course that applies microeconomics logic and econometric modeling to policy analysis, and a survey course on anti-poverty policy in this country.

Proficiency in both microeconomics and econometrics is expected. These prerequisites can be fulfilled by successfully completing AMP and IEM with good conceptual understanding of OLS logic.

Class Schedule: 
T 9:00AM to 12:00PM
SRH 3.124
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