Quantitative Tools for Consulting

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Course Number: 
GAFL 517

Course Type: 

  • Elective

Instructor(s)

Semester: 

  • Fall 2019

Course Format

Hybrid (on-campus and online)
On-Campus
On-Campus Day(s): 
Friday
On-Campus Time(s): 

Fall 2019 on-campus meetings will be held on the following four (4) Fridays all day from 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (break for lunch from 1 - 2 PM): September 6, October 4, November 1, and December 6.

On-Campus Location:

Online
Online Day(s): 
Monday
Online Time: 
7:45-8:45 p.m.
Course Description: 

The purpose of the course is to study the theory and application of certain, key quantitative methods utilized in financial and fiscal decision-making in state and local governments: defining and measuring efficiency and equity; statistical analysis, multivariate analysis, linear and multiple regression; inter-temporal decision-making; and cost-benefit analysis. Primary emphasis will be on understanding the context and quantitative basics of these methods to prepare students for effective careers in state and local governments. Each student should have a basic understanding of market economics, the roles of government in our market economy, accounting/budgeting basics, and the Philadelphia metro area economy and government.

This is a "hybrid" course, with synchronous, online meetings and once-monthly, on-campus meetings in Philadelphia, PA. Also, please note there is an additional $150 online course fee.

Fels Institute of Government

The Fels Institute of Government
3814 Walnut St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 898-7326
felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu

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