Economic Principles of Public Policy

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Course Number: 
GAFL 622

Course Section

001

Program: 

  • Executive MPA

Course Type: 

  • Core

Instructor(s)

Semester: 

  • Spring 2021

Course Format

Hybrid (on-campus and online)
On-Campus

On-campus meetings will be modified for spring 2021 in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.

On-Campus Day(s): 
Friday
On-Campus Time(s): 

Spring 2021 on-campus meetings will be held on the following Fridays 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM (break for lunch from 1 - 2): January 15, February 19, March 19, and April 23. Class will meet online on Monday evenings from 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM.

On-Campus Location:

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

This course will introduce students to key economic concepts such as scarcity, efficiency, monopolies, and cost-benefit. Students will practice applying these principles to the range of decisions that public sector executives have to make in order to understand the trade-offs inherent in any public policy or program.

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