ECON 534 Spring 2013 Long Term Fiscal Challenges

This tutorial will address the conceptual and theoretical issues that confront policy makers when they face policy challenges that are likely to emerge only over the coming years and that have important budgetary implications. It will explore the strategies and approaches that a number of countries have attempted to develop to bring the long-term into their current policy and budgetary planning processes. Students will be exposed to different long-term challenges that have important budgetary implications, including aging populations, health care, climate change, energy and infrastructure, and water. The course will consider the specific policy challenges that arise for each and the ways in which different industrial and emerging market countries are addressing them.
Class Format: tutorial
Requirements/Evaluation: students will write five papers during the term, and will prepare and deliver formal comments on five papers written by other students
Additional Info: May not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: permission of the instructor for undergraduates
Enrollment Preference: CDE students and undergraduates with permission of the instructor
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
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Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 3457
ECON534-T1(S) TUT Long Term Fiscal Challenges Division 2: Social Studies Peter S. Heller
TBA 3457
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