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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.
This course provides an overview of the major programs that make up the social safety net in the United States. We will review the economic rationale behind social programs, identify the economic consequences of these programs, and assess the empirical research on these topics. A major emphasis of the course will be on understanding the strengths and limitations of the core methodologies used in the existing economics literature.
When Offered Fall.
Permission Note Enrollment limited to: graduate students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PAM 3100 or equivalent.
- Identify and explain the reasons for government redistribution and provision of social insurance
- Describe the ways in which social programs are implemented in reality, and analyze the potential distortions and consequences of program design using economic reasoning.
- Evaluate the empirical evidence on the impact of social programs on individual behavior and well-being by applying knowledge of statistical methodology.
- Formulate and express well-reasoned arguments for or against specific policies through written and oral presentations.
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- TROnline Meeting
- Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
Instruction Mode: Online
This is a cross-listed class, and student center will create 3 separate waitlists. The waitlist position you will see may not accurately reflect your number on the combined list.
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