POEC 402
Political Economy of Public Policy Issues Spring 2025
Division II

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In this course, students form groups that conduct a political and economic analysis of a public policy issue of their choosing. They do extensive reading, conduct interviews in Washington, D.C. (during spring recess), write a major report on their findings and recommendations, and present and defend their findings in a public talk. Students visit Washington, D.C. Sunday night through Wednesday of the first week of spring vacation to conduct interviews relating to their group projects. This is a course requirement.
The Class: Format: seminar; student presentations
Limit: 20
Expected: 15
Class#: 3151
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: group policy projects including an 80- to 100-page paper and 2-hour presentation
Prerequisites: POEC 250; POEC 253 or ECON 255; POEC 401; open only to Political Economy majors
Enrollment Preferences: open only to Political Economy majors
Unit Notes: required for the Political Economy major
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: POEC Required Courses

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