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UP555 - Economic Impact Analysis

Overview:

Examines the theories and limitations of input-output models, sources and weaknesses of the data, and validity of selected impact studies by researchers in universities, government, and the private sector. Combining economic theory, county-level data, and state-of-the-art software, students build an input-output model and carry out a professional impact study. Students pick their topics and regions, think through the economics of a scenario, figure out how to make the scenario mesh with the peculiar economic logic of the input-output model, and complete a regional impact study with a sound knowledge of the inherent theoretical and data issues. Same as UP 555.

Prerequisite:

None

Credit:

2 hours

Instructor:

Feser

Notes:

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