TEACHING

 

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Stephen M. Ross School of Business

BE502

APPLIED MICROECONOMICS (MBA)

Economists study how people and business make decisions and how those decisions impact every interaction. As future leaders of organizations, your job will be to make decisions about what your organization should do and to understand how what you and others do impacts your organization, your customers, your partners, your rivals, and society at large. Thus, the topics covered in this class are a fundamental underpinning of almost all of your business education.

In this class you will learn to:

  • Make correct economic decisions based on analysis of marginal costs and marginal

    benefits.

  • Analyze and predict the outcome of individual marginal decision maker interactions.

  • Predict and explain how markets evolve over time.

We will be applying these skills to two big topics: pricing and market dynamics. To fully understand those topics, we will also have to delve into firm costs, consumer behavior and demand, strategic interaction, public policy, risk, and a few other advanced topics.

BE300

APPLIED MICROECONOMICS (BBA)

The development of analytical tools and their application to important economic issues. Refines central concepts concerning competition, economic efficiency and the function of property rights, and discusses the effects of the regulation and the rationale for government intervention in the economy. Other topics include the analysis of capital, uncertainty and monopoly.

 

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service

PADM-GP.2140

PUBLIC ECONOMICS AND FINANCE (MPA)

Public finance (also known as public economics) analyzes the impact of public policy on the allocation of resources and the distribution of income in the economy. In this course, you will learn how to use the tools of microeconomics and empirical analysis to answer these questions: When should the government intervene in the economy? How might the government intervene? And, what are the effects of those interventions on economic outcomes?

PADM-GP.2147

CORPORATE FINANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY

This course will introduce students to the key topics of corporate finance and how they relate to policy issues and discussions. The courses main objectives are for students to:

  1. Understand the tools used to make investment decisions.

  2. Know the basic issues involved in financing decisions.

  3. Learn how to value a business.

  4. See how investment and financing decisions are related.

The course emphasizes the limitations we face in applying the theoretical framework of corporate finance to real world problems and the challenges of policymaking in these areas