Courses - Issues in Applied Economics PUAD 6235   Issues in Applied Economics
This course addresses a selection of topics in applied economics that are of considerable significance for any economy. It is designed for those students who wish to develop the ability to (a) understand and interpret different economic programs and policies beyond the introductory level; and (b) help formulate and implement such policies. Topics covered will depend in part upon the interests of students but some will be based upon the following areas: poverty and inequality; taxation; inflation and unemployment; stabilization policies; public sector economics; international trade and the balance of payments; technological innovation and growth. Each student will be expected to specialize in a topic of his or her choice and prepare a major paper for presentation in class. There will also be short assignments and a final examination. Please see the instructor for additional information about course requirements.
PREREQUISITES: MPA students must successfully complete all eight required courses of the first year of the MPA program prior to enrolling in 6xxx level courses and MGMT5000, or seek special permission from the Graduate Coordinator. Students from outside of the MPA program must seek permission from the course instructor.