Economic Principles of Public Policy

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Course Number: 
GAFL 6220

Course Section:



  • Executive MPA

Course Type: 

  • Core



  • Spring 2023

Course Format:

Hybrid (on-campus and online)
On-Campus Day(s): 
On-Campus Time: 
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
On-Campus Time(s): 

For Spring 2023, this course will consist of a combination of once-a-week live Zoom sessions on Monday evenings (7:00-8:00 p.m.) and four intensive Fridays (1/13, 2/10, 3/17, 4/21) from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. This course has seats reserved for Fels students and gives priority to grad students. Permits can be requested on Path@Penn.

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.

Fels Institute of Government

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

(215) 898-7326