Class 1: Case Study on Public Policy and Critical Thinking
1. Long Thanh or Tan Son Nhat Airport, FETP Case
2. Richard Paul and Linda Elder, Learning the Art of Critical Thinking, Rotman Management, Winter 2014
Class 2: Lecture on Modeling and Optimization
1. Edith Stokey and Richard Zeckhauser, A Primer for Policy Analysis, Chapter 2.
2. Thomas Schelling, Micromotives and Macrobehavior, Chapter 1.
The course consists of 16 classes held over eight weeks (half of the academic term). A new topic will be introduced each week and covered over two classes. Classes will take the form of lectures, discussions of specific policy issues, and case studies. Students are encouraged to participate in discussions and draw out policy and theoretical implications as a group. The course introduces the study of public policy in a market economy, and addresses key concepts including market and market failures, the role of the state, institutions, and sustainable development. We will also discuss problems in policy implementation and questions about values.