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PAM 2000

Topics include theory of demand and consumer behavior including classical and indifference curve analyses; theories of production and cost; models for the following markets-competitive, monopoly, monopolistic ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 13893PAM 2000  LEC 001

  • 13596PAM 2000  DIS 201

  • 14157PAM 2000  DIS 202

PAM 2030

Examines from a demographic perspective family policies that concern children and adults. Toward this end, it considers the relationships between family policies and demographic behavior. It also addresses ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 14144PAM 2030  LEC 001

PAM 2080

When we think about prisons and jails, we tend to think mostly about crime – or maybe social inequality. But what we rarely think about is how it feels to be locked up and what social life in prisons and ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17993PAM 2080  SEM 101

PAM 2100

The course introduces students to standard methods of describing and analyzing data, probability theory, statistical inference, and ordinary least squares. Students will learn to describe data with summary ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 13589PAM 2100  LEC 001

  • 13590PAM 2100  DIS 201

  • 13591PAM 2100  DIS 202

  • 13592PAM 2100  DIS 203

  • 13593PAM 2100  DIS 204

  • 13594PAM 2100  DIS 205

  • 13595PAM 2100  DIS 206

PAM 2550

This course examines the widespread perception and the varied responses to the notion that the American K-12 education system is failing to adequately prepare its students. We review the structure of the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 2560

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 14374PAM 2550  LEC 001

PAM 3040

This course provides a broad overview of the major public policy issues concerning immigration to the U.S. The course reviews demographic, sociological, and economic perspectives on both the cause and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: DSOC 3040

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 14199PAM 3040  LEC 001

PAM 3080

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 ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PAM 5080

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17841PAM 3080  LEC 001

PAM 3100

Introduces basic econometric principles and the use of statistical procedures in empirical studies of economic models. Discusses assumptions, properties, and problems encountered in the use of multiple ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 14018PAM 3100  LEC 001

  • 14051PAM 3100  DIS 200

  • 14052PAM 3100  DIS 201

PAM 3160

This course provides a survey of labor economics with an emphasis on policy issues. While the course teaches the analytical tools necessary to understand how labor markets work, it is structured around ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17847PAM 3160  LEC 001

PAM 3170

This course examines rationales for and effects of government intervention in the marketplace. We begin with study of the marginal analysis that describes the "optimal" or the "efficient" amount of any ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PAM 5170

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17984PAM 3170  LEC 001

PAM 3340

Uses economic analysis to study the interaction of the market, the corporation, and the law and how these interactions affect the well-being of shareholders and consumers. Examines the costs and benefits ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PAM 5334

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17209PAM 3340  LEC 001

PAM 3370

Provides an overview of perspectives used in sociological studies of race and ethnicity. Students read classic and contemporary research on racial and ethnic relations in the United States. The first part ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: SOC 3370

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14298PAM 3370  LEC 001

PAM 3400

Familiarizes students with the economic analysis of consumer policy issues. Uses the tools of microeconomic analysis to investigate the interaction between government and the marketplace, with an emphasis ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PAM 5400

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17227PAM 3400  LEC 001

PAM 3550

The economics of education is about understanding how and why people make decisions to invest in education, the effect of education on long-term social and economic outcomes, the behavior of those institutions ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECON 3760

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 14376PAM 3550  LEC 001

PAM 3570

This course explores network and economic theories related to issues of international health and development. Students will learn theory and use it to evaluate international health and development policies. ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 14378PAM 3570  LEC 001

PAM 3670

This class will focus on the use of economics as a tool in forming and evaluating environmental policy, with a focus on how economists measure the health and economic effects of pollution and environmental ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17840PAM 3670  LEC 001

PAM 3764

This course covers domestic copyright law, which protects creative expression; patent law, which protects novel and useful inventions; and trademark law, which protects brand identifiers.  It also explores ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PADM 5764

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18173PAM 3764  LEC 001

PAM 3780

This course provides an introduction into Comparative Health Care System Analysis. Using a unifying framework, students learn how to systematically analyze the institutional and organizational setup of ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14288PAM 3780  LEC 001

  • Required Prerequisites: Introductory statistics (PAM 2100, 2101; AEM 2100; ECON 3190; ILRST 2100; MATH 1102; SOC 3010; STSCI 2100). Recommended Prerequisite: US Health Care System (PAM 2350).

PAM 4000

For study that predominantly involves library research and independent reading. view course details

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13460PAM 4000  IND 600

    • TBA
    • Musick, K

PAM 4010

For study that predominantly involves data collection and analysis. view course details

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13478PAM 4010  IND 600

    • TBA
    • Owens, E

PAM 4020

For study that involves both responsible participation in a community setting and reflection on that experience through discussion, reading, and writing. Academic credit is awarded for this integration ... view course details

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13492PAM 4020  IND 600

    • TBA
    • Staff

PAM 4030

For study that includes assisting faculty with instruction. view course details

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13509PAM 4030  IND 600

    • TBA
    • Ziebarth, N

PAM 4080

This is the second course in the demographic techniques sequence. It has two foci. First, we will learn the basics of constructing single and multiple decrement life tables, along with extensions ... view course details

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  • 14397PAM 4080  LEC 001

PAM 4100

Teaches how to evaluate causal claims, e.g., about the effectiveness of government policies. Students learn to apply their knowledge of statistics and regression analysis to investigate the effectiveness ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECON 3170

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17217PAM 4100  LEC 001

PAM 4160

This course explores poverty and inequality in American society through the lens of ethnographic and other field-based research. We will read classic and contemporary texts which have shaped our understanding ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: SOC 4160

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14019PAM 4160  LEC 001

PAM 4950

This course offers students the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge and skills they have learned in the PAM major by addressing real world problems for outside agencies. Students will use social ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17851PAM 4950  SEM 101

PAM 4990

Provides students with the opportunity to undertake basic or applied research that will be preparation of a thesis representing original work of publishable quality. Intended for students who desire the ... view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13526PAM 4990  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Geddes, R

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13807PAM 4990  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Avery, R

PAM 5010

The economics of education is about understanding how and why people make decisions to invest in education, the effect of education on long-term social and economic outcomes, the behavior of those institutions ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18393PAM 5010  LEC 001

PAM 5070

Standard economic theory assumes that individuals are fully rational decision-makers; however, that is often not the case in the real world. Behavioral economics uses findings from lab and field experiments ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 1.5 Credits Graded

  • 17866PAM 5070  LEC 001

PAM 5080

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 ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PAM 3080

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18330PAM 5080  LEC 001

PAM 5100

This class is an applied introduction to multivariate statistical inference that is aimed at graduate students with little prior statistical experience, and satisfies the Quantitative Methods and Analytics ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17848PAM 5100  LEC 001

PAM 5170

This course examines rationales for and effects of government intervention in the marketplace. We begin with study of the marginal analysis that describes the "optimal" or the "efficient" amount of any ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PAM 3170

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17250PAM 5170  LEC 001

PAM 5210

This course has two objectives: 1) To explore how Economics can be used to understand international development, and 2) to provide tools and skills for understating public policies in developing countries. ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 1.5 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17867PAM 5210  LEC 001

PAM 5280

Provides students with training in the language, theories, concepts, methods, measurement, analysis, and implementation of population health. A framework of core functions and essential features of population ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 14146PAM 5280  LEC 001

  • Enrollment limited to: Sloan students.

PAM 5334

The term "firm" has very broad usage. It refers to any organizational form that people use to create teams or groups that focus on achieving a specific purpose. Firms provide a structure through which ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PAM 3340

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14379PAM 5334  LEC 001

PAM 5400

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  •   Combined with: PAM 3400

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17872PAM 5400  LEC 001

PAM 5470

Introduces microeconomic theory and its application to decision making in the management and policy arenas. Places special emphasis on the economic environment of health care organizations and the problems ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14196PAM 5470  LEC 001

  • Priority enrollment for Sloan students.

PAM 5540

Introduces principles of the law that specifically are applicable to health-service delivery. Topics include the liability of hospitals and their staff and personnel for injuries to patients, medical records ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18088PAM 5540  LEC 001

  • Priority enrollment for Sloan students.

PAM 5670

Addresses major health policy issues and the critical processes that influence them. Focuses primarily on the United States, with some coverage of health policy in other countries. Topics include Medicare, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14197PAM 5670  LEC 001

  • Enrollment limited to: Sloan students only.

PAM 5740

Provides M.H.A. and other students who may be interested in careers in health care management with a basic familiarity regarding some of the concepts and terminology related to health facility planning ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

PAM 5760

Provides students exposure to, and fosters critical thinking about, policy and operational issues related to health care and living alternatives for the well, near frail, and frail older adult. Preliminary ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • 13458PAM 5760  LEC 001

    • F
    • Jan 29, 2016
    • Staff

  • Friday meeting held in Kendal at Ithaca. Saturday's class will be held on campus.

PAM 5870

This course covers economic evaluation methods used for decisions in the health care sector and health policy. Economic evaluations include cost analysis, cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14306PAM 5870  LEC 001

PAM 5900

A special topics course specifically designed for students in the Sloan Program in Health Administration. Possible multiple offerings using adjunct faculty teaching in areas of expertise not covered in ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Big Data in Healthcare

  • 14386PAM 5900  LEC 001

  • Enrollment limited to graduate students. Priority enrollment for Sloan students.

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Supply Chain Management

  • 18095PAM 5900  LEC 002

PAM 5952

Students interested in developing administrative and program-planning research skills are given an opportunity to evaluate an ongoing phase of health care agency activity in the light of sound administrative ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13894PAM 5952  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Sherman, M

PAM 5990

Provides students with information and exposure to current and emerging issues in the health services industry. Topics may include financial management of health care facilities, human resource management, ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 13459PAM 5990  LEC 001

  • Non-Sloan students require approval from course instructor to enroll.

PAM 6000

Independent advanced work by graduate students recommended by their chair and approved by the department chair and the instructor. view course details

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13544PAM 6000  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, S

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13553PAM 6000  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Carmalt, J

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14004PAM 6000  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14074PAM 6000  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Avery, R

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14077PAM 6000  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Hollis, B

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13538PAM 6000  IND 600

    • TBA
    • German, T

PAM 6060

This is the second course in the demographic techniques sequence. It has two foci. First, we will learn the basics of constructing single and multiple decrement life tables, along with extensions ... view course details

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  • 14192PAM 6060  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: Graduate standing. A background in statistics will be helpful.

PAM 6090

Focuses on empirical strategies to identify the causal effects of public policies and programs. The course uses problem sets based on real-world examples and data to examine techniques for analyzing ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECON 6590

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17228PAM 6090  LEC 001

PAM 6420

Covers microeconomic theory and its applications to health and health care markets. Topics include consumer demand for health and health behaviors, the supply side of health promotion, the industrial ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECON 6420

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 14020PAM 6420  LEC 001

PAM 6471

Survey of the econometric research and theory on a wide variety of education issues at the elementary and secondary level. Topics include school finance policies, peer effects, accountability, incentives, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECON 7471ILRLE 7471

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18396PAM 6471  SEM 101

PAM 6820

This course provides an in-depth examination of linear modeling. We begin with the basics of linear regression, including estimation, statistical inference, and model assumptions. We then review several ... view course details

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  •   Choose one seminar and one discussion. Combined with: SOC 6020

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14385PAM 6820  SEM 101

  • 14398PAM 6820  DIS 201

PAM 6970

The principal objective of this course is to explore empirical evidence on the role of government intervention in the economy. The focus of the course will be on reading important papers and learning techniques ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECON 6970

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 14299PAM 6970  LEC 001

PAM 8990

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13861PAM 8990  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Trochim, W

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13862PAM 8990  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, S

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13863PAM 8990  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Ehrenberg, R

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13561PAM 8990  IND 600

    • TBA
    • Cawley, J

PAM 9990

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13859PAM 9990  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Lichter, D

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14058PAM 9990  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, S

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13570PAM 9990  IND 600

    • TBA
    • Tennyson, S