Quantitative Tools for Consulting

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Course Number: 
GAFL 517

Program: 

  • MPA

Instructor(s)

Semester: 

  • Fall 2018

Course Format

On-Campus
On-Campus
On-Campus Day(s): 
Saturday
On-Campus Time: 
2-5 p.m.

On-Campus Location:

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 multipole 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.

Fels Institute of Government

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

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