Spring 2023 - ECON 290 D100
Microeconomic Policy (3)
Class Number: 3266
Delivery Method: In Person
A general survey of microeconomic policy issues. Explores current topics in microeconomic policy including but not limited to: regulation, taxation, international trade, environmental and resource policy, health care, education, minimum wage and other labor policy, and income distribution. Quantitative.
A general survey of microeconomic policy issues. This course is arranged to introduce you to the analytical tools used in microeconomics that can be applied to public policy problems. We will start with the competitive market benchmark and then examine situations where markets fail. Each source of market failure will be examined from a theoretical perspective, followed by policy examples. Explores current topics in microeconomic policy including but not limited to: regulation, taxation, international trade, environmental and resource policy, health care, education, minimum wage and other labor policy, and income distribution.
- Supply, Demand, and Public Policy
- Public Goods/Common Resource Goods
- Market Power
- Externalities and the Environment
- Labour, Immigration, and Inequality
- Asymmetric Information and Health
- Canvas Quizzes 20%
- Participation/Discussions 20%
- Midterm exam 20%
- Final Exam (note: cumulative) 40%
Required readings will be provided via Canvas web portal.
Baumol, Blinder, Solow. Microeconomics: Principles and policy. Nelson Education, 2020.
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