EC440E Half Unit
Economic Policy Analysis
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Professor Gerard Padró i Miquel and Dr Ethan Ilzetzki
This course is compulsory on the Executive Master of Public Administration and Executive Master of Public Policy. This course is not available as an outside option.
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
The course is an introductory graduate course providing an economics background suitable for high-level public policy-making. The emphasis is on acquiring sound models and methods suitable for appraising policy-making issues and applicable in a wide variety of contexts. The course will cover both key microeconomic policy issues, such as externalities, public goods and principal-agent problems and macroeconomic issues such as unemployment, fiscal and monetary policies, international trade and finance and the determinants of long-run growth.
A one-week modular teaching block.
One mock examination will be provided.
A full reading list will be distributed at the beginning of the course.
Project (50%, 2000 words) and online assessment (50%).
Please note that online examinations take place on the third Friday after module teaching concludes. The project will consist of a 2,000 word data analysis exercise. Data analysis exercises are due on the sixth Friday after module teaching concludes. Further details will be provided at the Executive MPA/ Executive MPP programme inductions.
Total students 2016/17: 63
Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable
Controlled access 2016/17: No
Value: Half Unit
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