Spring 2022  |  PA 5022 Section 002: Applications of Economics for Policy Analysis -- Contemporary Economic Policies (65965)

Class Component:
1.5 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
9 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Law student
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
03/15/2022 - 05/02/2022
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
Enrollment Status:
Open (10 of 30 seats filled)
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, PA 5722: Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy, and PA 5805: Global Economics. prereq: 5021 or equiv
Class Notes:
Sp22's PA 5022: Contemporary Economics Policies will cover current economic policies to include inflation, unemployment, labor force participation, wage determination, and income inequality. Key economic institutions will be discussed such as the role of the Federal Reserve System, monetary and fiscal policy, banking, international trade and foreign investments, and skill based technological change. These issues and other policies will be evaluated in the context of current economic approaches to the economy http://classinfo.umn.edu/?klein002+PA5022+Spring2022
Class Description:
The class will cover the labor market consequences of key economic policies. The topics will include issues such as minimum wages, noncompete agreements, and occupational licensing. These issues and other policies will be evaluated in the context of current macroeconomic approaches to the economy to include income inequality, economic growth, and labor market concentration.

Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 November 2021

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