This class introduces the fundamental concepts of economics and helps to develop the analytical skills of students appropriate for practitioners in the public sector. It provides an understanding of basic microeconomic theories and principles in considerable depth, consistent with a graduate-level course in an interdisciplinary program. The course focuses on the theories of consumer and producer behaviour and their interaction in the market, of particular interest are situations of market failure and the resultant need for policy intervention.
INSTRUCTOR(S): D. Wranik
Source: Graduate Calendar at http://www.dal.ca/academics/academic_calendars/Graduate_Calendar_2013_2014/Departments/Public_Administration.html (accessed 6 January 2014), and downloaded to the Atlas at http://portal.publicpolicy.utoronto.ca/en/Courses/dalhousie/DalhousieGradCalender/Pages/default.aspx.
The attached syllabus was provided for the PPG Portal in 2010.