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 medium- to long-term 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 countries are addressing them.
The Class: Type: 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
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: permission of instructor for undergraduates
Enrollment Preference: CDE students and undergraduates with permission of the instructor
Distributions: Division II;
Attributes: POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses