Course Details

Public Economics for Business Leaders: State and Local Policy
PACT-480-0
Previously Known as KPPI-480-0
1.0 CR
Elective
PASS / NO CREDIT
Yes (may vary by section)
DESCRIPTION
The goal of this public economics course is to improve understanding of the nature of and potential solutions to the problems with which state and local governments grapple. Key issues include economically depressed neighborhoods and regions, subpar outcomes for students in public K-12 schools, and budget deficits facing cities and other jurisdictions. The class is lecture-based with opportunities in each class session for discussion and debate. There are two group assignments in which students must take the local policy environment into account when making a strategic choice for a firm, which is deciding between two cities for an expansion or relocation. There is a final exam. The course is related to KPPI 470 in that both courses are courses in public economics; KPPI 470 focuses on federal policy and KPPI 480 focuses on state and local policy.
TRACKS
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Pathway
Economics Major
Real Estate Pathway
Social Impact Pathway - Innovation
Social Impact Pathway - Policy
Social Impact Pathway- Nonprofit
SCHEDULE SUMMARY
Fall 2022
Spring 2023
CH
EV
CH
EV

CH (Chicago)
EV (Evanston)
DayTime
Evening
Saturdays
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PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites:
Full-Time: MECN-430-0
Negative Prerequisite:
All Students: KPPI-480-0