PPOL-537 PUBLIC FINANCE FOR DEVELOPMENT
Spring for 2017-2018
This course builds on the material covered in Intermediate Microeconomics for Development and develops a set of tools for analyzing the role of government in a developing economy. In particular, we will examine justifications for government intervention, and study the impact of government programs and taxation systems on the welfare and behavior of its citizens. We pay special attention to the role of information asymmetries, uncertainty and externalities in the design of policy; as well as the role of non-tax revenues as a means of financing expenditures.
1ST YEAR MIDP STUDENTS ONLY
Prerequisites: PPOL 536
PPOL-537-01 PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
Public-private partnerships are an increasingly common strategy to address important public problems, both domestically and internationally. This course is a comprehensive overview and examination of partnerships and their implications for public policy and nonprofit and public management. In particular, the course will examine the diverse array of partnerships in the US and abroad. And it will examine the management challenges involved in the development and implementation of different partnership strategies. Thus course will provide students with a conceptual framework to understand the formation and maintenance of partnerships but will also examine and discuss the key characteristics of successful partnership strategies. This course will rely upon cases of partnerships in the US and in other countries to illustrate key concepts and issues in the class. These cases include multi-sectoral partnerships, government partnerships with nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
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