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Jonah Gelbach

Professor of Law

Jonah Gelbach's interests in law teaching and scholarship include civil procedure, statutory interpretation, law and economics, event study methodology, applied statistical methodology, and applied microeconomics (especially labor and public economics). He has taught students at the JD, PhD, MBA, and undergraduate levels.

His scholarship has appeared (or soon will appear) in the Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation, Yale Law JournalUniversity of Chicago Law Review, and University of Pennsylvania Law Review,  American Economic ReviewJournal of Political EconomyReview of Economics and StatisticsAmerican Law and Economics ReviewJournal of Labor EconomicsJournal of Public EconomicsJournal of Human Resources, and Demography, among others.

Gelbach joined the Penn faculty in 2013, having previously been on the permanent economics faculty at the University of Maryland for nine years (1998-2007) and the University of Arizona for three (2007-2010).

Courses Taught

Instructor: Jonah Gelbach
Course Section: 001
On-Campus Day(s): Friday, Saturday
On-Campus Time(s):

The course will meet in-person from 2:00-5:30pm on the following Fridays and 9:30am-1pm on the following Saturdays: January 12-13, February 9-10, March 16-17, and April 20-21.

Online Day(s): Monday
Online Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Course Description:

This course will introduce students to key economic concepts such as scarcity, efficiency, monopolies, and cost-benefit. Students will practice applying these principles to the range of decisions that public sector executives have to make in order to understand the trade-offs inherent in any public policy or program.

This course will meet online every Monday 6:30-7:30pm. The course will meet in-person from 2:00-5:30pm on the following Fridays and 9:30am-1pm on the following Saturdays: January 12-13, February 9-10, March 16-17, and April 20-21.

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Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829

felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu