PAM 3190

PAM 3190

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

The Nonprofit sector plays an important role in society and makes up a growing share of the U.S. economy. In this course, we use economic theory and econometric tools to examine the nonprofit market and how it gets shaped by public policy. Topics covered include theories of the nonprofit market, determinants of charitable giving and volunteering, the role played by religion, competition between nonprofits and for-profits in labor markets, and the effects of taxes, subsidies and regulations.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PAM 2000 or ECON 3030 or equivalent.  Recommended prerequisite: PAM 3100 or a course in basic econometrics is strongly recommended though not required.

Distribution Category (SBA-HE)

  • Describe the main theories explaining the need for having a nonprofit sector.
  • Evaluate whether nonprofits are suitable or needed in different industries.
  • Apply and explain intuition behind economic models that describe the public and nonprofit sectors.
  • Interpret econometric evidence and evaluate appropriateness of methods to address important question in the sector.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PAM 5190

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11031 PAM 3190   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person