APPLIED MICROECONOMICS FOR POLICYMAKING Syllabus

318.603.02 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 3 Credit(s)
W 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Carey Borkoski
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Course Description
    Introduces policy students to the theories, concepts, terminology and tools of microeconomics as it relates to the examination and analysis of public policies. Students gain new vocabulary to describe decision-making behavior of people, households, firms and governments. Students learn and apply theories of supply and demand, elasticity, utility-maximization and other concepts to examine and better understand public policy issues. Students finish the course with an understanding of economic terminology and theories, will be able to use economic tools to examine decision-making and apply the concepts, terminology and tools to various policies and problems.
  • Intended Audience
    HPM students in the PhD, MPP and MSPH/health policy programs and the interdepartmental MHS/economics program
  • Methods of Assessment
    Quizzes (20%), Homework, combined (10%), Economic Brief (20%), Blog (20%), Presentation (5%) Final exam (25%)
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at dss@jhsph.edu.