Academics

Economic Principles of Public Policy

Course Number: GAFL 622

This is a hybrid course.

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.

Semesters Offered

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.

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.

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.

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Contact Information

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