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Spring 2018  |  PA 5022 Section 001: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Cost-Benefit Analysis (65697)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/16/2018 - 03/05/2018
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to a wide range of contemporary public policy issues. The following topically-focused courses also fulfill the MPP economics requirement: PA 5431: Public Policies on Work and Pay, PA 5503: Economics of Development, PA 5521: Development Planning and Policy Analysis, and PA 5805: Global Economics. prereq: 5021 or equiv
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5022+Spring2018
Class Description:
This course introduces students to analytical issues in policy. The main focus will be on issues in U.S. federal taxation, but state and local tax policy topics will also be included. There will be two required fairly-inexpensive paperback books: (1) Taxing Ourselves, 2017 edition, MIT Press, by Joel Slemrod and Jon Bakija. (2) Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know, 2012 Oxford University Press, by Leonard Burman and Joel Slemrod.
Who Should Take This Class?:
The course counts toward the economics core requirement for the MPP program. MPP students and others interested in tax policy should take the course.
Grading:
There will be weekly summaries or executive briefs based on the required readings, two quizzes, several homework assignments and a short paper and presentation on a tax topic of the student's choosing.
Exam Format:
The two in-class quizzes and homework assignments will include a variety of question types such as short answer, graphical and algebraic problems.
Class Format:
This is a 7 week class worth 1.5 credits. A prior course in microeconomics is required.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~001&term=1183
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5022_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
12 April 2017

Spring 2018  |  PA 5022 Section 003: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Economics of Social Insurance Programs (65699)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5-3 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to a wide range of contemporary public policy issues. The following topically-focused courses also fulfill the MPP economics requirement: PA 5431: Public Policies on Work and Pay, PA 5503: Economics of Development, PA 5521: Development Planning and Policy Analysis, and PA 5805: Global Economics. prereq: 5021 or equiv
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA5022+Spring2018
Class Description:

This class will introduce you to the Economics of Social Insurance Programs. It begins by introducing a framework to evaluate the efficiency and equity of social insurance programs. It then applies this framework to health insurance, unemployment insurance, workers' compensation, welfare and the EITC, and social security.


Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq:
[[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Learning Objectives:

Students in this module will learn to:

understand and critique the main economic rationales for current social insurance programs,

understand trade-offs in the design of social insurance programs between providing risk protection and promoting efficient efforts to avoid losses,

read and evaluate current empirical research on the impacts of social insurance programs

construct written and oral arguments for specific policy reforms
Grading:
Class Attendance + Participation:

It is important that you attend each class and make an effort to participate constructively in class discussion. Repeated absences from classes can have a negative effect on your overall grade.


Problem Sets (15%)

I will assign three problem sets that cover the material in the first part of the class. You may work in groups on these problem sets, but you must write up the answers in your own. You will receive a grade of check, check minus, or check plus for these problem sets.


In-Class Quiz (25%)

There will be an in-class quiz covering the material in the first part of the class.


In-Class Presentations:

You will be asked to work in a group to lead class discussion of a current policy reform proposal in the areas of health insurance, unemployment insurance, welfare reform, and social security reform. These presentations will not be graded, but will help guide you in writing your policy memos. Failure to complete one of these presentations can have a negative impact on your grade.


Short policy memos (40%)

You will write two short policy memos that present an argument for or against one of the proposals discussed in class. Each memo must be 3-5 pages, double spaced.


Final Group Projects (20%)




Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~003&term=1183
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5022_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2018  |  PA 5022 Section 004: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Race, Crime, and Public Policy (65700)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/19/2018 - 05/04/2018
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to a wide range of contemporary public policy issues. The following topically-focused courses also fulfill the MPP economics requirement: PA 5431: Public Policies on Work and Pay, PA 5503: Economics of Development, PA 5521: Development Planning and Policy Analysis, and PA 5805: Global Economics. prereq: 5021 or equiv
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?myers006+PA5022+Spring2018
Class Description:
There are many crime and law enforcement policy debates that hinge on economic modeling. Do body cameras reduce racial disparities in police use of deadly force? Do gun buy-backs, waiting periods, mandated gun designs (such as trigger locks), background checks, or high taxes on gun sales reduceviolence? Do risk assessment protocols in child abuse and neglect investigations help to reduce the child-homicides? Do longer prison sentences or increased arrests for drug violations reduce injuries sustained by victims of robberies and other property crimes? Do airport profiling and targeted searches help to increase arrests of drug dealers and/or terrorists? Do increased police response times and arrests reduce the risk of intimate partner violence in domestic disputes? Do welfare reforms that make it more difficult for women to leave abusive relationships increase the risk of violence? Do metal detectors in schools and zero-tolerance policies affect the likelihood of mass shootings on secondary school campuses?

This course has three objectives: a) to help students develop the skill of being able to read and interpret journal articles and technical reports in the domain of the economics of crime and law enforcement; b) to provide guidance on how to use economic models to analyze racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system; and c) to explore the strengths and weaknesses of the rational choice model for developing policies to address problems of race, crime and law enforcement.


It is more a course on
Applied Policy Analysis with a focus on methods
and techniques for problem solving related to criminal justice
issues than it is a course about the social or psychological underpinnings of crime itself.

(Please see attached draft syllabus for more details.)


Grading:
Quiz 1: 25%;
Quiz 2: 25%;
Policy Brief: 30%;
Within Team Evaluation: 10%;
Peer Evaluations of Final Presentations: 10%. (See attached syllabus for more details.)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~004&term=1183
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5022_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
27 July 2015

Fall 2017  |  PA 5022 Section 001: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Issues and Controversies in Tax Policy (33466)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/05/2017 - 10/23/2017
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to a wide range of contemporary public policy issues. The following topically-focused courses also fulfill the MPP economics requirement: PA 5431: Public Policies on Work and Pay, PA 5503: Economics of Development, PA 5521: Development Planning and Policy Analysis, and PA 5805: Global Economics. prereq: 5021 or equiv
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5022+Fall2017
Class Description:
This course introduces students to analytical issues in policy. The main focus will be on issues in U.S. federal taxation, but state and local tax policy topics will also be included. There will be two required fairly-inexpensive paperback books: (1) Taxing Ourselves, 2017 edition, MIT Press, by Joel Slemrod and Jon Bakija. (2) Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know, 2012 Oxford University Press, by Leonard Burman and Joel Slemrod.
Who Should Take This Class?:
The course counts toward the economics core requirement for the MPP program. MPP students and others interested in tax policy should take the course.
Grading:
There will be weekly summaries or executive briefs based on the required readings, two quizzes, several homework assignments and a short paper and presentation on a tax topic of the student's choosing.
Exam Format:
The two in-class quizzes and homework assignments will include a variety of question types such as short answer, graphical and algebraic problems.
Class Format:
This is a 7 week class worth 1.5 credits. A prior course in microeconomics is required.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~001&term=1179
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5022_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
12 April 2017

Fall 2017  |  PA 5022 Section 002: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Global Economics (36184)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Meets With:
PA 5805 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Mon, Wed 04:40PM - 05:55PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to a wide range of contemporary public policy issues. The following topically-focused courses also fulfill the MPP economics requirement: PA 5431: Public Policies on Work and Pay, PA 5503: Economics of Development, PA 5521: Development Planning and Policy Analysis, and PA 5805: Global Economics. prereq: 5021 or equiv
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kudrle+PA5022+Fall2017
Class Description:
This course provides an introduction to global economic relations and the economic theory that explains much of them. We will study the underlying determinants of trade in goods, services and capital among countries along with the policies that states often use to influence such trade. We will also explore the theory and practice of international macroeconomics and policy problems of global financial openness.
Grading:
Team project and presentation + individual classroom contributions 20%
Two quizzes 40%
Final exam 40%
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~002&term=1179
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5022_Fall2017.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5022_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 July 2015

Spring 2017  |  PA 5022 Section 001: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Cost-Benefit Analysis (67793)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/17/2017 - 03/06/2017
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 330
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq: [[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent
Class Notes:
MHR students: Contact grime004@umn.edu for class permission number. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5022+Spring2017
Class Description:
This class introduces students to methods used in cost-benefit analysis, the leading evidenced-based method for guiding decisions about whether a government program or policy improves the well-being of society. For Humphrey students, this course fulfills part of the economics core requirement (PA 5021-5022). For students who have already fulfilled that requirement, this course can be used to satisfy requirements in the Advanced Policy Analysis concentration. The theoretical foundations of CBA will be discussed and then students will read a variety of CBA applications in areas including health, transportation, and education. This course also can be used to satisfy requirements in both the Evaluation and the Prevention Science graduate minors and the Early Childhood Policy Certificate.
Grading:
There will be two quizzes worth 20% each, three assignments worth 10 points each, and a final paper worth 20% in total. The final paper will have two parts - a one page summary submitted in advance and the final paper. Class participation and good class citizenship (attendance, participation, no obvious internet surfing or texting) can add another 10% to your grade. The final paper will either be an evaluation and critique of an existing cost-benefit analysis or a proposal of a benefit-cost study of an actual policy or program.
Exam Format:
The two in-class quizzes or midterms will include a variety of question types such as short answer, graphical and algebraic problems.
Class Format:
This is a 7 week class worth 1.5 credits. A prior course in microeconomics is required.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~001&term=1173
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5022_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 November 2016

Spring 2017  |  PA 5022 Section 002: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Population Economics (67794)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/20/2017 - 05/05/2017
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 330
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq: [[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent
Class Notes:
MHR students: Contact grime004@umn.edu for class permission number. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jannaj+PA5022+Spring2017
Class Description:
This section of PA 5022 will apply economic theories and techniques to the study of population. An important aim is to familiarize students with historical and contemporary trends in fertility, mortality, migration, and family composition, and the implications of these trends for the economy. The course demonstrates the application of microeconomic theory to demographic behavior, including fertility, marriage, and migration. Students are introduced to basic techniques of demographic measurement and mathematical demography. Selected potential topics include the economic consequences of population growth in developing countries, the economics of fertility and female labor force participation, the effects of an older age structure on the social security system, and the relationship between population growth and natural resources.

See the syllabus from Spring 2015 below. Note that the final paper requires data analysis, so it is recommended you take Multivariate Analysis (PA 5033) either before or at the same time as this class. Grading is based on the final paper and three assignments. Exact topics covered may vary slightly, depending on the interests of the class and recent developments in demographic economic topics.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~002&term=1173
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jannaj_PA5022_Spring2017.pdf
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 October 2016

Spring 2017  |  PA 5022 Section 003: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Economics of Social Insurance Programs (67795)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq: [[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent
Class Notes:
MHR students: Contact grime004@umn.edu for class permission number. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA5022+Spring2017
Class Description:

This class will introduce you to the Economics of Social Insurance Programs. It begins by introducing a framework to evaluate the efficiency and equity of social insurance programs. It then applies this framework to health insurance, unemployment insurance, workers' compensation, welfare and the EITC, and social security.


Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq:
[[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Learning Objectives:

Students in this module will learn to:

understand and critique the main economic rationales for current social insurance programs,

understand trade-offs in the design of social insurance programs between providing risk protection and promoting efficient efforts to avoid losses,

read and evaluate current empirical research on the impacts of social insurance programs

construct written and oral arguments for specific policy reforms
Grading:
Class Attendance + Participation:

It is important that you attend each class and make an effort to participate constructively in class discussion. Repeated absences from classes can have a negative effect on your overall grade.


Problem Sets (15%)

I will assign three problem sets that cover the material in the first part of the class. You may work in groups on these problem sets, but you must write up the answers in your own. You will receive a grade of check, check minus, or check plus for these problem sets.


In-Class Quiz (25%)

There will be an in-class quiz covering the material in the first part of the class.


In-Class Presentations:

You will be asked to work in a group to lead class discussion of a current policy reform proposal in the areas of health insurance, unemployment insurance, welfare reform, and social security reform. These presentations will not be graded, but will help guide you in writing your policy memos. Failure to complete one of these presentations can have a negative impact on your grade.


Short policy memos (40%)

You will write two short policy memos that present an argument for or against one of the proposals discussed in class. Each memo must be 3-5 pages, double spaced.


Final Group Projects (20%)




Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~003&term=1173
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5022_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Fall 2016  |  PA 5022 Section 001: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Social Impact Financing & Economics of Prevention (34024)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/06/2016 - 10/24/2016
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 125
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq: [[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5022+Fall2016
Class Description:
This course is about the Economics of Prevention and the Use of Social Impact Bonds

Overview. We start with a discussion of preventive interventions. A significant portion of government social spending is allocated toward addressing problems such as poverty, crime, and poor health after these problems have occurred. Could we save money and improve social welfare by re-allocating our spending priorities from remediation of problems to prevention? We read a couple of seminal articles on Prevention Science by psychologists before moving on to focus on topics of more interest to economists. We'll spend most of the course discussing a new and promising method of financing preventive interventions by using social impact bonds and "Pay for Success." The main reference materials related to social impact bonds are found on the Payforsuccess.org website. Students will complete a number of short one-page or less writing assignments and complete a term paper on a particular social impact bond initiative of the student's choice. We will focus our attention on four SIBS used to expand services for prisoners in Petersborough Prison (in the UK) and Rikers Island (New York City) and two preschool programs (in Chicago and Utah). Any other ongoing SIB
project described on the Payforsuccess.org website can be selected by the students for the paper assignment. In addition, students can choose to focus on an international example (often called Developmental Impact Bonds) as along as sufficient information on the legal contract and evaluation scheme is available.
Grading:
There will be 6 or 7 short one-half page or one-page written assignments about the readings. There will be a term paper on social impact initiative of the student's choice. Several additional preliminary short written assignments will be related to the term paper. There will be a fairly short student presentation of the term paper topic. Student participation also will be evaluated.
Exam Format:
There will be no midterm or quizzes.
Class Format:
We will have discussions about the readings and about new social impact bond initiatives around the U.S. and perhaps abroad. We may have two guest speakers talk about their involvement in highlighting and promoting government spending programs that may ultimately save governments more than they cost.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~001&term=1169
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5022_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 September 2016

Fall 2016  |  PA 5022 Section 003: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Global Economics (34025)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Meets With:
PA 5805 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Mon, Wed 04:40PM - 05:55PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 330
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq: [[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kudrle+PA5022+Fall2016
Class Description:
This course provides an introduction to global economic relations and the economic theory that explains much of them. We will study the underlying determinants of trade in goods, services and capital among countries along with the policies that states often use to influence such trade. We will also explore the theory and practice of international macroeconomics and policy problems of global financial openness.
Grading:
Team project and presentation + individual classroom contributions 20%
Two quizzes 40%
Final exam 40%
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~003&term=1169
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5022_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5022_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 July 2015

Spring 2016  |  PA 5022 Section 003: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Cost-Benefit Analysis (57843)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2016 - 03/07/2016
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq: [[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent
Class Notes:
Cost-Benefit Analysis http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5022+Spring2016
Class Description:
This class introduces students to methods used in cost-benefit analysis, the leading evidenced-based method for guiding decisions about whether a government program or policy improves the well-being of society. For Humphrey students, this course fulfills part of the economics core requirement (PA 5021-5022). For students who have already fulfilled that requirement, this course can be used to satisfy requirements in the Advanced Policy Analysis concentration. This course also can be used to satisfy requirements in both the Evaluation and Prevention Science minors, as well as for the Early Childhood Policy certificate. This course contributes to several learning objectives for the MPP program, especially goals (3) to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve complex problems, and make decisions and (4) to understand the role of government in a market economy.
Grading:
20% Reports/Papers
40% Quizzes
30% Written Homework
10% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: In addition to two quizzes/short midterms, there are three homework assignments. Students also will write a 5 or 6 page paper on a cost-benefit analysis topic of their choice.
Exam Format:
The midterms/quizzes will contain a variety of types of questions such as multiple choice, short answer and questions requiring written answers of a half page approximately.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~003&term=1163
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5022_Spring2016.doc
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
15 April 2014

Spring 2016  |  PA 5022 Section 007: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Population Economics (56402)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/21/2016 - 05/06/2016
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq: [[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent
Class Notes:
Population Economics http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jannaj+PA5022+Spring2016
Class Description:
This section of PA 5022 will apply economic theories and techniques to the study of population. An important aim is to familiarize students with historical and contemporary trends in fertility, mortality, migration, and family composition, and the implications of these trends for the economy. The course demonstrates the application of microeconomic theory to demographic behavior, including fertility, marriage, and migration. Students are introduced to basic techniques of demographic measurement and mathematical demography. Selected potential topics include the economic consequences of population growth in developing countries, the economics of fertility and female labor force participation, the effects of an older age structure on the social security system, and the relationship between population growth and natural resources.

As a new course for Spring 2016, no syllabus is available as of November 2015. However, grading will likely be based on a combination of several homework assignments, and an exam and/or end of term writing assignment. Please contact the instructor with any questions.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~007&term=1163
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jannaj_PA5022_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
28 October 2015

Spring 2016  |  PA 5022 Section 009: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Economics of Social Insurance Programs (51511)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 04/17/2016
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 415
 
04/18/2016 - 04/23/2016
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 135
 
04/24/2016 - 05/06/2016
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 415
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq: [[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent
Class Notes:
Economics of Social Insurance Programs http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA5022+Spring2016
Class Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq:
[[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consentStudent may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~009&term=1163
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5022_Spring2016.docx
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 October 2015

Fall 2015  |  PA 5022 Section 002: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Economics of Race, Crime, and Law Enforcement (34218)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
PA 5390 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/27/2015 - 12/16/2015
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-149
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq: [[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?myers006+PA5022+Fall2015
Class Description:
There are many crime and law enforcement policy debates that hinge on economic modeling. Do body cameras reduce racial disparities in police use of deadly force? Do gun buy-backs, waiting periods, mandated gun designs (such as trigger locks), background checks, or high taxes on gun sales reduceviolence? Do risk assessment protocols in child abuse and neglect investigations help to reduce the child-homicides? Do longer prison sentences or increased arrests for drug violations reduce injuries sustained by victims of robberies and other property crimes? Do airport profiling and targeted searches help to increase arrests of drug dealers and/or terrorists? Do increased police response times and arrests reduce the risk of intimate partner violence in domestic disputes? Do welfare reforms that make it more difficult for women to leave abusive relationships increase the risk of violence? Do metal detectors in schools and zero-tolerance policies affect the likelihood of mass shootings on secondary school campuses?

This course has three objectives: a) to help students develop the skill of being able to read and interpret journal articles and technical reports in the domain of the economics of crime and law enforcement; b) to provide guidance on how to use economic models to analyze racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system; and c) to explore the strengths and weaknesses of the rational choice model for developing policies to address problems of race, crime and law enforcement.


It is more a course on
Applied Policy Analysis with a focus on methods
and techniques for problem solving related to criminal justice
issues than it is a course about the social or psychological underpinnings of crime itself.

(Please see attached draft syllabus for more details.)


Grading:
Quiz 1: 25%;
Quiz 2: 25%;
Policy Brief: 30%;
Within Team Evaluation: 10%;
Peer Evaluations of Final Presentations: 10%. (See attached syllabus for more details.)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~002&term=1159
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5022_Fall2015.pdf
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
27 July 2015

Fall 2015  |  PA 5022 Section 003: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Global Economics (35145)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
PA 5805 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Mon, Wed 04:40PM - 05:55PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 135
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq: [[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kudrle+PA5022+Fall2015
Class Description:
This course provides an introduction to global economic relations and the economic theory that explains much of them. We will study the underlying determinants of trade in goods, services and capital among countries along with the policies that states often use to influence such trade. We will also explore the theory and practice of international macroeconomics and policy problems of global financial openness.
Grading:
Team project and presentation + individual classroom contributions 20%
Two quizzes 40%
Final exam 40%
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~003&term=1159
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5022_Fall2015.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5022_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 July 2015

Fall 2015  |  PA 5022 Section 004: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Material-Energy Flows for a Sustainable Society (35146)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
PA 5752 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 330
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq: [[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?anu+PA5022+Fall2015
Class Description:
How do material and energy flows shape the development of a sustainable society? Flows of energy fuels like coal and petroleum, bulk materials like sand, recyclable metals like copper and renewable resources like fish and timber - are the topic of this class. Such material-energy flows are important in supporting human development and well-being, but they are also often poorly managed, highly-polluting, and in some cases, finite and non-renewable, placing immense stress on our planet and its web of life.

We will discuss materials and energy flows in the context of: a) Economic and human development; b) Resource scarcity, renewability and recyclability, and, c) As a source of environmental pollution, with more than 4 million deaths globally attributable to fuel combustion.

The central questions addressed in this class are:

• How much and what types of material and energy resources support health, wealth and well-being in different parts of the world?

• How do different units of society - consumers, producers, infrastructure providers, and governments (ranging from cities to nations) - make decisions that shape society's material and energy flows?

• What actions and policies could support more sustainable use of energy and resources by these different units?

Students will use an inter-disciplinary approach, integrating core topics from environmental economics, industrial ecology (resource sustainability assessments) and human health risk assessment, in the context of public policy.

The course will be offered to graduate students and honors students (seniors and junior standing) from across the University. Active learning will be promoted through a hands-on case study with real-world data analysis pertaining to resource use, environmental footprinting, health impacts, and cost-benefit analysis, coupled with literature review to understand the various leverage points for action toward sustainable development by the following different actors:

1. Producers - specific businesses or industries in the Twin Cities area

2. Infrastructure sectors - energy supply, water supply

3. Consumers - households

4. Governments at the metropolitan/city scales

In addition, graduate students will complete two term papers for graduate credit - one on synthesis across the 4 disciplines; the other on identifying key knowledge gaps in the sustainability science, and priorities to inform action.

Grading:

30% for two quizzes (15% each) interspersed in the weeks; 30% for weekly homework (first 8 weeks) and group work; and 40% for a hands-on project (either in group or individually, TBD)

Exam Format:
No final exams, group project final presentations instead.
Workload:
Workload description and percentages are found in the syllabus. (Look at syllabus below for more information.)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~004&term=1159
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/anu_PA5752_Fall2015.docx
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 November 2015

Spring 2015  |  PA 5022 Section 001: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Macroeconomics for Public Policy (48181)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq: [[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent
Class Notes:
Macroeconomics
Class Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~001&term=1153
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 April 2014

Spring 2015  |  PA 5022 Section 002: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Macroeconomics for Public Policy (48182)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Fri 09:05AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 415
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq: [[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent
Class Notes:
Macroeconomics
Class Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~002&term=1153
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 April 2014

Spring 2015  |  PA 5022 Section 007: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Cost-Benefit Analysis (57281)

Instructor(s)
Mary Iroegbu (Proxy)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/23/2015 - 05/08/2015
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 210
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq: [[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent
Class Description:
This class introduces students to methods used in cost-benefit analysis, the leading evidenced-based method for guiding decisions about whether a government program or policy improves the well-being of society. For Humphrey students, this course fulfills part of the economics core requirement (PA 5021-5022). For students who have already fulfilled that requirement, this course can be used to satisfy requirements in the Advanced Policy Analysis concentration. This course also can be used to satisfy requirements in both the Evaluation and Prevention Science minors, as well as for the Early Childhood Policy certificate. This course contributes to several learning objectives for the MPP program, especially goals (3) to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve complex problems, and make decisions and (4) to understand the role of government in a market economy.
Grading:
20% Reports/Papers
40% Quizzes
30% Written Homework
10% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: In addition to two quizzes/short midterms, there are three homework assignments. Students also will write a 5 or 6 page paper on a cost-benefit analysis topic of their choice.
Exam Format:
The midterms/quizzes will contain a variety of types of questions such as multiple choice, short answer and questions requiring written answers of a half page approximately.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~007&term=1153
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5022_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
15 April 2014

Spring 2015  |  PA 5022 Section 009: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Economics of Social Insurance Programs (51686)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq: [[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent
Class Notes:
Economics of Social Insurance Programs
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~009&term=1153
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5022_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)

Spring 2015  |  PA 5022 Section 011: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Science-to-Action for the Common Good (51340)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Meets With:
PA 5790 Section 003
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/23/2015 - 05/08/2015
Tue 05:30PM - 08:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq: [[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent
Class Notes:
Science-to-Action for the Common Good
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~011&term=1153

Fall 2014  |  PA 5022 Section 001: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Econ of Early Childhood Development (18981)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Meets With:
PA 5490 Section 002
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Class Notes:
Course title: Economics of Early Childhood Development. Familiarity with regression analysis and college algebra required. Art Rolnick serves as a co-director for the Human Capital Research Collaborative at the University of Minnesota. He previously served at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis as a senior vice president and director of research and as an associate economist with the Federal Open Market Committee -- the monetary policymaking body for the Federal Reserve System. He is a board member of several Minneapolis nonprofit firms, including the Minnesota Early Learning Foundation and Ready 4 K, an advocacy organization for early childhood development. A recipient of numerous awards for his work in early childhood development, he was named Minnesotan of the Year by Minnesota Monthly magazine in 2005. Rolnick holds degrees in mathematics and economics from Wayne State University and has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota.
Class Description:
This class introduces students to methods used in cost-benefit analysis, the leading evidenced-based method for guiding decisions about whether a government program or policy improves the well-being of society. For Humphrey students, this course fulfills part of the economics core requirement (PA 5021-5022). For students who have already fulfilled that requirement, this course can be used to satisfy requirements in the Advanced Policy Analysis concentration. This course also can be used to satisfy requirements in both the Evaluation and Prevention Science minors, as well as for the Early Childhood Policy certificate. This course contributes to several learning objectives for the MPP program, especially goals (3) to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve complex problems, and make decisions and (4) to understand the role of government in a market economy.
Grading:
20% Reports/Papers
40% Quizzes
30% Written Homework
10% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: In addition to two quizzes/short midterms, there are three homework assignments. Students also will write a 5 or 6 page paper on a cost-benefit analysis topic of their choice.
Exam Format:
The midterms/quizzes will contain a variety of types of questions such as multiple choice, short answer and questions requiring written answers of a half page approximately.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~001&term=1149
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5022_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
15 April 2014

Spring 2014  |  PA 5022 Section 001: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Macroeconomics for Public Policy (52935)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Class Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~001&term=1143
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 April 2014

Spring 2014  |  PA 5022 Section 002: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Macroeconomics for Public Policy (52936)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Fri 11:15AM - 12:05PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 140
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Class Notes:
Macroeconomics
Class Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~002&term=1143
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 April 2014

Spring 2014  |  PA 5022 Section 003: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Cost-Benefit Analysis (64944)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/21/2014 - 03/10/2014
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Class Notes:
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Class Description:
Purpose: This class introduces students to methods used in cost-benefit analysis, the leading evidenced-based method for guiding decisions about whether a government program or policy improves the well-being of society. For Humphrey students, this course fulfills part of the economics core requirement (PA 5021-5022). For students who have already fulfilled that requirement, this course can be used to satisfy requirements in the Advanced Policy Analysis concentration. The syllabus shown in this course guide is from a previous semester.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~003&term=1143
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5022_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 January 2014

Spring 2014  |  PA 5022 Section 007: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Regulatory Reform and Innovation (62634)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/24/2014 - 05/09/2014
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Class Notes:
Please note change in time and day (T/Th, 9:45-11:00 a.m.) and to 2nd half of semester.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~007&term=1143

Spring 2014  |  PA 5022 Section 009: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Economics of Social Insurance Programs (56642)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Class Notes:
Economics of Social Insurance Programs
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~009&term=1143
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5022_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)

Spring 2014  |  PA 5022 Section 011: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Science-to-Action for the Common Good (56273)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Meets With:
ESPM 5019 Section 001
MGMT 5019 Section 060
PA 5790 Section 003
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/24/2014 - 05/09/2014
Tue 05:30PM - 08:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management L-118
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Class Notes:
New title: Science-to-Action for the Common Good
Class Description:
All Paths for Translating Science to Action for the Common Good Translating science to action has occurred in all societies, but is more complicated in technological societies when multiple aspirations (economy, environment, health, climate-risks) are at play, where people are removed from the natural system, and, where technological innovation is rapid but often not well-understood in terms of impact. As a result, solving ?grand challenges? of environmental sustainability, food security, climate-resilience and governance of emerging technologies requires integrating multiple pathways and multiple sectors for translating science to action. The multiple pathways refer to regulations, voluntary programs, cooperative approaches, entrepreneurial and market-based solutions. The various pathways require multi-sector collaboration between academia, governments, for-profit and NGO sectors, all of whom play different roles in translating science to action. Further, communities themselves hold vast local informal knowledge ? often untapped - that is essential for place-based problem-solving . Most importantly, professionals no longer work within or with only one sector throughout their career, and are now expected to have the knowledge of the multiple pathways and sectors described above. Given these needs, this course is envisioned as a first introductory course for translating science to action for the common good, offered to students, researchers and professionals who are seeking high social impact Course Objectives: This course will: - Introduce students to the available theories and frameworks that describe some of the strengths and weaknesses, and best practices in working on grand challenge challenges across communities, businesses, governments, academia and NGO sectors. - Using the example of sustainable city development, different pathways will be delineated as well as the need for using a portfolio approach incorporating multiple pathways, and multiple sectors. - Experts from the different sectors will share their experiences describing the culture as well as practice in these different sectors. - Students and faculty will participate in the course in a seminar format with reflections after each week, and a synthesis paper addressing pathways and sectors for a ?challenge? problem defined by the student. Grading: The course is a blend of a seminar plus project-based course. Grading will be based on framing relevant and creative questions (25%), engaging in dialogue with the weekly speakers and with the class-cohort (25%), and, on translating learning from the course into a real world project (chosen by the student) that will be due at the end of the course (50%).
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~011&term=1143
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/anu_PA5752_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
13 February 2014

Fall 2013  |  PA 5022 Section 001: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Economics of Early Childhood Development (25058)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Meets With:
PA 5490 Section 002
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Class Notes:
Course title: Economics of Early Childhood Development. Familiarity with regression analysis and college algebra required. Art Rolnick serves as a co-director for the Human Capital Research Collaborative at the University of Minnesota. He previously served at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis as a senior vice president and director of research and as an associate economist with the Federal Open Market Committee -- the monetary policymaking body for the Federal Reserve System. He is a board member of several Minneapolis nonprofit firms, including the Minnesota Early Learning Foundation and Ready 4 K, an advocacy organization for early childhood development. A recipient of numerous awards for his work in early childhood development, he was named Minnesotan of the Year by Minnesota Monthly magazine in 2005. Rolnick holds degrees in mathematics and economics from Wayne State University and has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota.
Class Description:
In this course we examine early childhood development (ECD) from an economic perspective, viewing ECD as economic development. Students will become familiar with the role of government in a market economy with a specific focus on the role of ECD and human capital in general in economic growth and development. Students will learn about the newer research from longitudinal studies of ECD as well as newer studies of early brain development. Students will develop an understanding of the basic features of cost- benefit (or return on investment) analysis as a tool for efficient resource allocation. The second half of the class requires students to become familiar with and to be able to critically evaluate studies of the effectiveness of various ECD policies. Specific programs or policies will be examined with an emphasis on identifying the characteristics of rigorous evaluations. The course ends with a discussion of the local, national and international policy environment in the area of early childhood development. Credit for this class counts as part of the graduate certificate in Early Childhood Policy. Students can enroll in PA 5490 or the cross-listed PA 5022 section. Required texts: Reynolds, A.J., Rolnick, A.J., Englund, M.E., and J. A. Temple (2010) Childhood Programs and Practices in the First Decade of Life: A Human Capital Integration. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Zigler, E.; Gilliam, W.S.; W. Steven Barnett (2011) The Pre-K Debates. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing. In addition to the books above, the readings will include a number of journal articles and reports.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~001&term=1139
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5022_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
12 December 2013

Fall 2013  |  PA 5022 Section 004: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Material-Energy Flows & Society (35601)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
PA 5790 Section 002
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Tue 05:30PM - 08:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management L-118
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Class Notes:
For MS-STEP students, this course can fulfill PA the 5722 requirement.
Class Description:
OVERVIEW: How do material and energy flows shape development of a sustainable society? Material-Energy Flows will be discussed in the context of: A) Resource depletion and recycling, B) Economic development, and, C) As a source of environmental pollution. Students will learn skills of direct material-energy flow analysis (MEFA), life cycle assessment (LCA), the combination of MEFA and LCA for environmental footprint-ing, economic input-output analysis, and cost benefit analysis for resource extractions/recycling decisions as well as pollution abatement decisions. The first half of the course will focus on general principles and methods in. In the second half, students will work on group projects, handling real-world data to develop environmental footprints of different units of society: 1. Production Systems ? businesses or industries 2. Infrastructure systems (energy supply, water supply); 3. Consumers (households) 4. Different Regions: National, State and Metropolitan/ City scales WEEKLY PLAN: Week 1 - Overview of Material-Energy Flows in Society: Global resources, renewable and non-renewable, Units and Conversions, Issues of material scarcity and interdependence of water-energy and materials Week 2: Material-Energy Flows in Different Units of Society: Producers (Industry and Businesses), Infrastructure (water supply, energy supply, transportation systems, etc.), Consumers (households), and Regions (nations, cities, metropolitan areas). Issues of resource scarcity and environmental pollution, and their relationship with sustainability. Week 3-4: General Principles/Methods:MEFA at different scales; MEFA and the Economy, Introduction to Economic Input Output tables. Week 5-6: General Principles & Methods: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Combining MEFA with LCA to develop resource use and pollution emission footprints Week 7-8: General Principles & Methods: Cost-Benefit Analysis for decisions about resource extraction, recycling and environmental pollution abatement Week 9-11: Material-Energy Use and Sustainability of Production Systems- Economic Aspects - Technical and economic feasibility of resource extraction and recycling, Cost-benefit analysis and decision-making Environmental Performance of products, industries and infrastructure services Examples of the mining industry, water or energy infrastructure, fisheries and recycling systems. Week 11: Material-Energy Flows and Sustainability of Consumers - focus on households, quality of life and sufficiency Week 12-14: Material-Energy Flows and Regional Sustainability - We will study the economy (GDP, job creation), resource use, and pollution footprints of cities, states and the US economy. Week 15: Final Presentation GRADING: 45% for three quizzes interspersed in the weeks; 30% for homework; and 25% for the group project. STUDENTS: Graduate or senior level standing, with high math literacy. INSTRUCTOR: Anu Ramaswami
Grading:
45% Quizzes Other Grading Information: 30% for Homework. 25% for Group Project.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~004&term=1139
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/anu_PA5752_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
12 December 2013

Spring 2013  |  PA 5022 Section 001: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Macroeconomics for Public Policy (47980)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Class Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~001&term=1133
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 April 2013

Spring 2013  |  PA 5022 Section 002: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Macroeconomics for Public Policy (47981)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Fri 11:15AM - 12:05PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Class Notes:
Macroeconomics
Class Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~002&term=1133
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 April 2013

Spring 2013  |  PA 5022 Section 003: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Cost-Benefit Analysis (67061)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/25/2013 - 05/10/2013
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Class Notes:
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Class Description:
Purpose: This class introduces students to methods used in cost-benefit analysis, the leading evidenced-based method for guiding decisions about whether a government program or policy improves the well-being of society. For Humphrey students, this course fulfills part of the economics core requirement (PA 5021-5022). For students who have already fulfilled that requirement, this course can be used to satisfy requirements in the Advanced Policy Analysis concentration. The syllabus shown in this course guide is from a previous semester.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~003&term=1133
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5022_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 April 2013

Spring 2013  |  PA 5022 Section 007: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Game Theory & Interdependent Actions (58379)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/22/2013 - 03/11/2013
Mon 06:15PM - 09:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-135
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Class Notes:
Game Theory & Interdependent Actions
Class Description:
The world is full of situations where choices and outcomes are shaped by the actions of others. This course uses principles and approaches from game theory to analyze interdependent situations and comprehend the causes and consequences of them. This course equips students with the ability to more effectively understand and participate in such situations, as well as design frameworks governing them. The techniques and insights provided by this course apply to a wide range of issues for policy and public affairs, such as international negotiations, national security, and energy and environment.
Grading:
45% Reports/Papers
45% Written Homework
10% Class Participation
Class Format:
40% Lecture
40% Discussion
12% Small Group Activities
8% Student Presentations
Workload:
1 Paper(s)
3 Problem Set(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~007&term=1133
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 April 2013

Spring 2013  |  PA 5022 Section 009: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Economics of Social Insurance Programs (51847)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Class Notes:
Economics of Social Insurance Programs
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~009&term=1133
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5022_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)

Spring 2013  |  PA 5022 Section 011: Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II -- Systems Thinking and Modeling (51455)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/25/2013 - 05/10/2013
Mon 06:15PM - 09:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management L-118
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis.
Class Notes:
We talk a lot about systems: economic systems, environmental systems, social systems, energy systems, and so on. We understand that they exist and are important, but we often fail to comprehend their connections and couplings. Often, unintended consequences and policy resistance arise when well-intentioned interventions fail to consider the characteristics of systems and the feedbacks within them. Systems thinking and modeling provides insights into how systems function, and how interventions may play out over time. As a means to address the problems of today, and increase the chance of staving off the problems of the future, students will learn to think about real-world systems, de-compose them, and build models and approaches that can be used for policy analysis and planning.
Class Description:
The world is full of situations where choices and outcomes are shaped by the actions of others. This course uses principles and approaches from game theory to analyze interdependent situations and comprehend the causes and consequences of them. This course equips students with the ability to more effectively understand and participate in such situations, as well as design frameworks governing them. The techniques and insights provided by this course apply to a wide range of issues for policy and public affairs, such as international negotiations, national security, and energy and environment.
Grading:
45% Reports/Papers
45% Written Homework
10% Class Participation
Class Format:
40% Lecture
40% Discussion
12% Small Group Activities
8% Student Presentations
Workload:
1 Paper(s)
3 Problem Set(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5022~011&term=1133
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 April 2013

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