Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2017

     

ECON 479 001 (CRN: 16473)

ECONOMIC MODLG & PUBLIC POLICY

Long Title: ECONOMIC MODELING AND PUBLIC POLICY
Department: Economics
Instructor: Barro, Jorge A.
Meeting: 9:00AM - 9:50AM MWF BKH 229 (21-AUG-2017 - 1-DEC-2017) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Prerequisites: ECON 200 OR ECON 301 OR ECON 370
Section Max Enrollment: 30
Section Enrolled: 8
Enrollment data as of: 23-OCT-2021 9:34PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Time:
13-DEC-2017  
2:00PM - 5:00PM W BKH 229
 
Description: Examines the use of computable general equilibrium (CGE) models to analyze the economic effects of public policy reforms. Reviews theoretical aspects of general equilibrium modeling, introduces computational methods, constructs some basic CGE models, and shows how the models are used to analyze the efficiency, distributional, and transitional effects of various policy reforms. Federal tax reform in the U.S. is the primary policy application; other issues examined may include Social Security, environmental policy, and international trade.