Jason Furman

Appointment
Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Belfer Bldg 402

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Mark Shepard

Appointment
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 340
617-496-5062
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Robert Lawrence

Appointment
Albert L Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Littauer Bldg 316
617-495-1118
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Jeffrey Liebman

Appointment
Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy
Director, Taubman Center for State and Local Government
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 318
617-495-8518
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Joseph Aldy

Appointment
Associate Professor of Public Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 382
617-496-7213
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API-102

This course builds on API-101 to develop microeconomic tools of analysis for policy problems through various policy applications. The course is broadly focused on evaluating the rationale for government intervention in the economy and evaluating the efficiency, incentive, and distributional effects of government policies.

Prerequisites: API-101 or equivalent. Students may receive credit for both API-102 and API-110 or API-112 only if API-102 is taken first.

The A section focuses on social policy (for example, health, education, social insurance, and poverty alleviation) and other, public finance topics (e.g., taxation, inequality, and cost-benefit analysis), and competition policy.

Review session: Friday 10:15-11:30