Economic Policy Analysis
How to make decisions in light of pervasive uncertainties? How to deal with constant learning, experimentation, and streams of new information? How to think about entirely different incentive structures faced by decision-makers, and think through unintended consequences of one’s decisions? Economics, for better or worse, is organized common sense. No more, also no less. This class makes use of the toolkit given to us by economics and applies them to real-world policy problems.