ECO 353M ECO 353M. Empirical Public Economics. 3 Hours.
Use of data to evaluate public policy issues. Issues considered include the effect of having health insurance on health outcomes; the relationship between earning power and the type of college attended; charter schools and educational outcomes; the effect of an increase in the minimum wage on employment; and the welfare effects of bank bailouts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Economics 353M, 361 (Topic: Empirical Public Economics) and 361 (Topic 1) Prerequisite: The following with at least a grade of C-: Economics 420K or 421K, and 341K or 441K.