2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MPA 3880 - Cost Benefit Analysis of Public Programs

Provides an introduction to cost-benefit analysis. Initially, the mechanics are presented: decision rules, measuring benefits, evaluating costs, treatment of risk and uncertainty and choosing an appropriate discount rate. The course then examines application of cost-benefit analysis to a range of government programs that have an impact on the environment, education, income redistribution and the regulation of the private economy.