ECON 534
Long Term Fiscal Challenges
Last Offered Spring 2022
Division II
This course is not offered in the current catalog

Class Details

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, artificiail intelligence, 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: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 3498
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: students will write five papers during the term, and will prepare and deliver formal comments on five papers written by other students
Prerequisites: permission of instructor for undergraduates
Enrollment Preferences: CDE students and undergraduates with permission of the instructor
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses

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