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Fall 2017
Aug 24, 2019
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PPOL 651 - Int'l Regulatory Policy Coop
The goal of this course is to provide public policy and public management students with an overview of international regulatory policy cooperation in the United States government. International regulatory policy cooperation is an important and growing area of public policy, public management, federal rule-making and national regulation. The class examines the growing role of international regulatory policy cooperation in US federal government policy departments – Department of Energy, Education, Labor, Justice, Commerce and Treasury, Transportation, and independent regulatory agencies – US FDA, EPA. The following public policy and public management topics are examined in the course; free trade, climate change and energy, food and drug safety, public health, financial services, consumer protection, product safety, transportation, environmental protection and anti-trust/competition policy.
In class, the role of international regulatory policy cooperation and standards harmonization in the development, implementation and achievement of US federal and state government policy goals are examined. The course examines US international regulatory policy cooperation in the following regional integration and free trade agreements:
- Transatlantic (US-EU), North America (US-Canada-Mexico) and Asia- Pacific (APEC) integration
-  North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 
-  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP)
-  Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and regional free trade agreements    
The assigned readings focus on the emerging role of international regulatory policy cooperation in the development and implementation of US policy goals. In this class, senior national and international government policy, regulatory and industry officials are invited to participate in selected class discussions. Students are required to complete an individual policy research project on a self-selected topic of international regulatory policy cooperation.  For the final project, students are encouraged to conduct research directly by engaging with government policy departments, regulatory agencies and industry organizations. The final 15 page paper can be used to offer public policy and public management recommendations to improve international regulatory policy cooperation in the US government, or in other national governments. Students are asked to share their work and insights with public policy organizations. The final grade for this course is calculated in the following way; Mid Term Exam – 1/2 and Class Project Paper and Presentation – 1/2.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Public Policy Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study (Major, Minor, Concentration, or Certificate):
      Int'l Development Policy
      Law/Public Policy
      Policy Management
      Public Policy

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