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David Ellwood

Appointment
Isabelle and Scott Black Professor of Political Economy; Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
Director, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 416
617-495-1121
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Pinar Dogan

Appointment
Lecturer in Public Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Littauer Bldg 215
617-496-5865
Email Mailing Address
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Janina Matuszeski

Appointment
Lecturer in Public Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Littauer Bldg 208
617-495-3561
Email Mailing Address

Christopher Avery

Appointment
Roy E. Larsen Professor of Public Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Littauer Bldg 212
617-496-4063
Email Mailing Address
API-101

This course applies microeconomic reasoning to public issues, policies, and programs. It considers economic incentives and organizations; models of economic behavior, including markets, the absence of markets, and interventions in markets; the price system and how it works; and policy objectives and instruments. All sections cover a common set of core topics; the pedagogical approaches vary with the individual instructor.

Prerequisite: The Z section of this course presumes the ability to use basic calculus. API-101 is required for MPP students. May not be taken for credit if taken after API-109 or API-111. API-105 is intended as an alternative to API-101 for MPAs. MPA students can enroll in API-101 only with the permission of the API-101 course head and if admitted will be assigned to a section by the MPP faculty chair.

Review Session: Friday 10:15-11:30am (Land)