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Sumantra Sen

Senior Lecturer

Sumantra Sen is a Senior Lecturer at the Fels Institute of Government.   

He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania with a specialization in Game Theory. He has a long association with Penn, having taught classes for the Departments of Economics, Political Science and Psychology, as well as for the Wharton School in fields ranging from introductory economics classes, industrial organization, labor economics, game theory and decision theory. In addition, he has served on the faculty of Princeton University, Philadelphia University and Drexel University.   

Before coming to Fels, Sumantra also served as the Associate Director of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics undergraduate program at Penn, where he advised students and taught classes, and prior to that, at the Center for Advanced Study of India, where he was responsible for producing research on India for public policy and corporate audiences.

Courses Taught

Instructor: Sumantra Sen
Course Section: 001
Day(s): Friday
Time: 2:00-5:30pm
Hybrid Course: Yes, this class meets On-Campus and Online.
Hybrid Days and Time:

The course will meet on campus from 2:00-5:30pm on the following Fridays and Saturdays: September 9-10, October 14-15, November 18-19, and December 2-3. This course will also meet online every Monday 6-7pm.

Course Location: On-Campus
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.

Instructor: Sumantra Sen
Course Section: 001
Day(s): Monday
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Hybrid Course: Yes, this class meets On-Campus and Online.
Additional On-Campus Dates:

The course will also meet on campus from 2:00-5:30pm on the following Fridays and Saturdays: September 9-10, October 14-15, November 18-19, and December 2-3.

Course Location: Online
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.

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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