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 2019 - (2019/20 Academic Year)

  • U of R

    Registration #: 31869
    Instructor(s): Iryna Khovrenkov
    Day: Thursday (September 5, September 19 - December 6. No class on September 12 or November 7)
    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:20 pm
    Room: College Building 330
  • U of S

    Registration #: 87283
    Instructor(s): Murray Fulton
    Day: Tuesday
    Time: 5:00 – 7:50 pm
    Room: DIEF 137