POEC 402
Political Economy of Public Policy Issues Spring 2016 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: Type: seminar with student presentations
Requirements/Evaluation: group policy projects including an 80- to 100-page paper and 2-hour presentation
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: POEC 253 or ECON 255, POEC 250, POEC 401; open only to Political Economy majors
Department Notes: required in the Political Economy major
Distributions: Division II;

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