Economic Principles of Public Policy

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Course Number: 
GAFL 622

Course Section:



  • Executive MPA

Course Type: 

  • Core



  • Spring 2022

Course Format:

Hybrid (on-campus and online)
On-Campus Day(s): 
On-Campus Time(s): 

Spring 2022 on-campus meetings will be held on the following Fridays at 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. (break for lunch from 1 - 2 p.m.): January 15, February 19, March 19, and April 23. The class will meet online on Monday evenings from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

On-Campus Location:

Online Day(s): 
Online Time: 
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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 is a "hybrid" course, with synchronous, online meetings and once-monthly, on-campus meetings in Philadelphia, PA. Also, please note there is an additional $150 online course fee.

Fels Institute of Government

The Fels Institute of Government
3814 Walnut St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 898-7326