Lecture 1: A fair start
1. Malcolm Gladwell (2008) Outliers: The Story of Success, Chapter 1, "The Matthew Effect," New York: Little, Brown and Company.
Lecture 2: Public policy and critical thinking
1. Jonathan Pincus (2010) "Policy Case Study: Milk Price Registration and Regulations in Vietnam: Will it Lower Milk Prices?" Fulbright School, September.
2. Vietnamnet series on milk pricing, "Người tiêu dùng Việt Nam đang 'đốt' tiền mua sữa," Articles 1-5.
The objective of this course is to introduce students to some key concepts in the study of public policy and relate them to concrete policy issues. Our aim is to demonstrate to students how the theories and techniques that they will study in greater depth in other classes can be applied to important economic and social problems.