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Fall 2017
Aug 24, 2019
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PPOL 799 - Infrastructure Economics
This module introduces students to the fundamental economics of infrastructure in non-industrialized, lower income countries. It begins with analysis of the role of infrastructure in promoting economic growth and poverty alleviation and reasons for variability in outcomes/impacts. It then explores how characteristics of specific infrastructure services (e.g. water supply/sanitation, telecommunications, energy, and transport) together with country economic and social conditions can be combined to inform the design of investment programs, service delivery mechanisms, and financing instruments towards those ends. Lastly, it will familiarize students with the substantive issues underpinning public policy debates regarding private sector management and financing, subsidies, regulation and social/environmental impacts. Pre-requisites: Introductory micro-economics. Public finance/public economics useful.  

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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