JSGS 805
Economics for Public Policy Analysis

The purpose of this course is to provide an economic framework for the analysis of public policy. The course uses microeconomic concepts to examine when and how the government should intervene in the economy. Using the starting point of policy as intervention, the course examines the circumstances under which government involvement is most likely to be desirable. The course then moves to consider the key instruments that government uses in its intervention. In the examination of these two broad issues, the course pays particular attention to how people and firms behave and how they are likely to respond to policy instruments. The course also develops the key concepts associated with cost-benefit analysis and shows how these concepts are used in the analysis of public policy.

Course Offerings

Term 1 - Fall 2017 (2017/18 Academic Year)

  • U of R

    Registration #: 31875
    Instructor(s): Iryna Khovrenkov
    Day: Tuesday
    Time: 1 – 5 pm
    Room: 2R 210
  • U of S

    Registration #: 86631
    Instructor(s): Murray Fulton
    Day: Tuesday
    Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Term 1 - Fall 2018 - (2018/19 Academic Year) (Tentative)

  • U of S

    Instructor(s): TBC
    Day: TBC
    Time: TBC
    Room: TBD