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The Microeconomics of Public Policy Analysis e-book

Author:

Lee S. Friedman

Language:

English

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Other

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Business & Finance

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1158 kb

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Rating:

4.8

Publisher:

Princeton University Press (May 9, 2002)

Pages:

784

ISBN:

0691089345

The Microeconomics of Public Policy Analysis e-book

by Lee S. Friedman


The book has two primary and complementary goals

The book has two primary and complementary goals. One is to develop skills of economic policy analysis: to design, predict the effects of, and evaluate public policies.

Friedman offers the microeconomic tools necessary to understand policy analysis of a wide range of matters of public concern - including the recent California electricity crisis, welfare reform, public school finance, global warming, health insurance, day care, tax policies, college.

Friedman offers the microeconomic tools necessary to understand policy analysis of a wide range of matters of public concern - including the recent California electricity crisis, welfare reform, public school finance, global warming, health insurance, day care, tax policies, college loans, and mass transit pricing. These issues are scrutinized through microeconomic models that identify policy strengths, weaknesses, and ideas for improvements.

Friedman offers the microeconomic tools necessary to understand policy analysis of a wide range of matters of public concern-including the recent California electricity crisis, welfare reform, public school finance, global warming, health insurance, day care, tax policies, college.

Friedman offers the microeconomic tools necessary to understand policy analysis of a wide range of matters of public concern-including the recent California electricity crisis, welfare reform, public school finance, global warming, health insurance, day care, tax policies, college loans, and mass transit pricing.

This book shows, from start to finish, how microeconomics can and should be used in the analysis of public .

This book shows, from start to finish, how microeconomics can and should be used in the analysis of public policy problems. It is an exciting new way to learn microeconomics, motivated by its application to important, real-world issues. Friedman offers the microeconomic tools necessary to understand policy analysis of a wide range of matters of public concern-including the recent California electricity crisis, welfare reform, public school finance, global warming, health insurance, day care, tax policies, college loans, and mass transit pricing.

This book shows, from start to finish, how microeconomics can and should be used in the analysis of public policy problems.

Friedman offers the microeconomic tools necessary to understand policy analysis . Lee S. Friedman is an economist and Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley.

Policy Analysis as Organizational Analysis Barry L. Friedman This Oxford Handbook of Public Policy aspires to provide a rounded understanding of what it is to make and to suVer, to study and to critique, the programs and policies b. . Friedman. 24. Public–Private Collaboration John D. Donahue & Richard J. Zeckhauser. This Oxford Handbook of Public Policy aspires to provide a rounded understanding of what it is to make and to suVer, to study and to critique, the programs and policies by which oYcers of the state attempt to rule. Ruling is an assertion of the will, an attempt to exercise control, to shape the world.

This course applies microeconomic theory to analysis of public policy We will study empirical examples to evaluate theory, focusing on the casual effects of policy interventions o.

This course applies microeconomic theory to analysis of public policy. It builds from the microeconomic model of consumer behavior and extends to operation of single and multiple markets and analysis of why markets sometimes fail. We will study empirical examples to evaluate theory, focusing on the casual effects of policy interventions on economic outcomes. Topics include minimum wages and employment, food stamps and consumer welfare, economics of risk and safety regulation, the value of education, and gains from international trade.

This book is a real used textbook sold by our USA-based family-run business, and so we can assure you that is not a cheap knock off version nor an impossible to use digital version, as sold by some of the other online stores.

This book shows, from start to finish, how microeconomics can and should be used in the analysis of public policy problems. It is an exciting new way to learn microeconomics, motivated by its application to important, real-world issues. Lee Friedman's modern replacement for his influential 1984 work not only brings the issues addressed into the present but develops all intermediate microeconomic theory to make this book accessible to a much wider audience.

Friedman offers the microeconomic tools necessary to understand policy analysis of a wide range of matters of public concern--including the recent California electricity crisis, welfare reform, public school finance, global warming, health insurance, day care, tax policies, college loans, and mass transit pricing. These issues are scrutinized through microeconomic models that identify policy strengths, weaknesses, and ideas for improvements. Each chapter begins with explanations of several fundamental microeconomic principles and then develops models that use and probe them in analyzing specific public policies.

The book has two primary and complementary goals. One is to develop skills of economic policy analysis: to design, predict the effects of, and evaluate public policies. The other is to develop a deep understanding of microeconomics as an analytic tool for application--its strengths and extensions into such advanced techniques as general equilibrium models and pricing methods for natural monopolies and its weaknesses, such as behavioral inconsistencies with utility-maximization models and its limits in comparing institutional alternatives. The result is an invaluable professional and academic reference, one whose clear explanation of principles and analytic techniques, and wealth of constructive applications, will ensure it a prominent place not only on the bookshelves but also on the desks of students and professionals alike.


Rrinel
This book was assigned for my public policy class.

For one, although the analysis is insightful, it is overstated. The basic ideas expressed in each chapter can be said in fewer words. The author offers many examples but fails to effectively teach the concepts behind what the the exercises require.

One example was problem 6-3 when trying to find an aggregate demand curve. The calculation involved adding the prices instead of adding up quantities for each specific price (the standard way of aggregating demand). In order to complete the exercises I ended up using youtube and wikipedia to get a better comprehension. To get the answers, I just completed multiple calculations mixing and matching the numbers.

A textbook is supposed to be the crutch of a course, but this one actually made the course worse.

If you are a professor, please DON'T ASSIGN THIS BOOK! There are other choices, and if you want your students to understand what you're talking about, don't assign it. Even the most motivated student will find that they'll spend more time trying to comprehend the topic than actually being able to work with it.
Direbringer
Excellent!
Fato
I bought this book for an economics course (surprise!), the first part of which was taught by the author.

The book is comprehensive and insightful and essential for policy students/policy analysts, but the writing makes it difficult to slog through. You can read the same paage four times and still not be sure you understand. I am not sure why academics think it's better to have their textbooks written in their own little code, but this one falls into the "if it isn't impossible to decipher, it's not 'academic' enough" trap.

However, if you can translate the academic-speak into English, you'll learn a ton and start thinking about policy problems differently.
Vut
Lee Friedman's "The Microeconomics of Public Policy Analysis" provides an excellent discussion of a wide range of microeconomic analysis topics including individual choice,uncertainty, allocation of resources over time, equity, economic costs, efficiency, taxation, externalities, alternative interventions and organizational analysis. Each chapter centers on a policy problem. Readers lacking a strong economics background will find the discussions frustrating, but that is the nature of the topic. Economics is not "beanbag." Prof. Friedman has buttressed his discussions with footnotes that refer the reader to seminal writings on the chapter topics. The relevant mathematics have been stored in appendices and provide an alternative perspective for the interested reader. This book belongs in the library of every serious policy wonk.
Doug Wilson
Boston, MA
Weiehan
This book effectively teaches us how to use microeconomics for policy analysis.

I think this book is a great choice for students and policy analysts that are interested in using microeconomics for policy analysis. As other reviewers pointed out, the writing style is very academic and needs some effort to understand, but it is really worth it. It changes your way of thinking public policy issues. However, if you haven't taken introductory microeconomics courses yet, you should avoid this book.
JoJoshura
I agree with everything of the previous comment except the rating, in my opinion, is far too generous. This book is so dull and written at such a high level that, although it might actually contain brilliant analysis, it spectacularly fails in the teaching department. Good luck if this text is assigned for your class!
Jare
It is very unfortunate that this item is assigned in public policy classes as the teaching tool. The only thing that it successfully does is to confuse public policy students and drive them away from the study of economics, which is one of the most useful tools in policy analysis. Even economics professors admit that the book is confusing but are forced to assign it for classes only because there is no other comprehensive microeconomics book with a policy analysis focus. Academics please help. We do need an alternative solution!

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