Political Economy & Public Policy Analysis 1: Economics of the Welfare State

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano

Non-Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Political Econ & Public Policy
Fall 2024
Taught By: David Howell
Section: A

CRN: 16220

Credits: 3

Public policy analysis is concerned with collective actions that address economic, social and political problems through government action. This course is designed to introduce historical and theoretical perspectives essential for critical thinking about policy formation in four related sections. The first is concerned with the evolution and essential characteristics of markets and states. The second section focuses on the nature of individual decision making, on the grounds that a) policies will be more effective the more closely aligned they are with the way individuals and groups make decisions, and b) alternative ideological perspectives on the role of markets and the state reflect in an important way underlying views of individual decision making. Section 3 addresses the intended and unintended consequences of public action. The course concludes with an overview of policy analysis as a discipline and with a discussion of contemporary perspectives on the policy making process.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano (MIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:48am EDT 7/24/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 502
Date Range: 8/29/2024 - 12/5/2024