ADMN 509

Microeconomics for Policy Analysis

Units: 1.5

Provides a foundation in microeconomic principles, the rationale for public sector interventions in the market, and essential tools for economic policy analysis. Students will be introduced to rational choice theory, resource allocation methods, supply and demand, efficiency and equity, elasticity, income redistribution, externalities, public goods, and imperfect information. Relies on practical problem-based learning. Contemporary themes include behavioral and nudge economics, economic inequality, and the moral economy.

Pre- or Co-requisites:

  • 502A or PADR 502A; and
  • ADMN 504 or permission of the department.

Graduate course in the Public Administration program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Summer Fall Spring

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